ERIC Number: ED108169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Enriched and Extended School Year Program.
East Cleveland City School District, OH.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1500 children from five elementary schools. Almost 100 percent of the children are black and come from an inner-city community in which family income is low, with 50 percent of the school children from welfare families. Children selected for this program show a deficit in reading achievement equivalent to one and one-half years or more. The program began in 1971 and focuses on strengthening reading, vocabulary, and communication skills through the addition of nontraditional settings for instruction and the extension of the school year through July. Organized into six segments, each six-week segment includes four weeks of traditional classroom instruction, one week of special instruction at one of several community cultural institutions, and one week of vacation. Integrated into the regular classroom curriculum is time for the children to write about their experiences at the cultural institutions. The students are encouraged to use their new vocabulary in diary entries, and to learn to read by augmenting reading lessons with writing. In addition to planning activities, teachers schedule parent conferences and tutor students during the one-week vacation periods. (RB/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Cleveland City School District, OH.