ERIC Number: ED108150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Psycholinguistic Approach to Reading (PAR).
Cajon Valley Union School District, El Cajon, CA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," sees 1675 children in kindergarten through grade eight, most of whom are white middle-class children from a small city. The emphasis in this program is on increasing comprehension by teaching words in context. The strategies require the children to use their intuitive knowledge of the grammar of their language, plus their concept knowledge, to derive the meaning of a word, rather than to rely on graphic and phonemic information. The program is easily adaptable to any learning situation and is used in open, self--contained, and cross-graded classrooms. It is also used as an integral part of the total language arts program. Essential materials for each class are a tape recorder, a Reading Miscue Analysis manual, and profile and coding sheets. Student- and teacher-prepared stories and paragraphs incorporating different strategies are also used. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cajon Valley Union School District, El Cajon, CA.