ERIC Number: ED108153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Total Reading at Juan Cabrillo School, Seaside City Schools, Calif.
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Monterey, CA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 115 disadvantaged children in first through third grade and includes black, Filipino, white, and Spanish-surname students. Begun in 1965, Total Reading is a complete language arts program for the primary grades which integrates the teaching of reading, writing, spelling, and speech. Decoding skills are taught phonetically, using a vowel code to unlock the sound of a word. Strong emphasis is given to comprehension and vocabulary growth. Dictation techniques are used to provide oral readiness at each step; students are then able to work independently on materials based on the sounds and words introduced. Materials include a teacher's manual, dictation record, sound and word cards, student workbooks, reading books, and tests. The program also utilizes library books and regular basal readers. The program is divided into five levels. The focus at levels one and two is on decoding of words with oral preparation for reading comprehension and creativity; at level three, on reading comprehension and sentence writing; and at level four, on spelling and creative writing. Level five is programed to teach advanced language arts skills to high-achieving third graders. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Monterey, CA.