ERIC Number: ED106845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
[Sequential Processes for Mastery of Skills in Decoding from Pre-Phonic Training to Independent Reading Competency.]
New Bedford Public Schools, MA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 2,400 students in kindergarten and first grade. About 85 percent of the students are white and come from both middle- and low-income families living in an urban area. This approach to reading is based on the assumption that to master reading skills, the child needs assistance at every new step in the learning process. The program precedes and supplements the regular basic reading program with instruction offered to children who have reading problems. The emphasis in the program is placed on phonic skills, comprehension, and language-related skills. The program, which begins at a low learning level and proceeds step by step, is geared to teaching handicapped students and slow learners. The fact that no memorization of key words is necessary makes the approach advantageous for a child who has a limited vocabulary. Mimeographed practice sheets are used to take the child through each of seven steps in the mastery of associating letter forms with corresponding speech sounds. Steps for each sequential decoding skill are determined by task analysis and developed as part of the program. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Bedford Public Schools, MA.