ERIC Number: ED108171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Extended Non-Graded Reading Program.
Owego Apalachin Central School District, NY.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 720 predominantly white students in kindergarten through grade six. The program, located in a small rural town in which families are mobile but incomes are low ($6000 annually), began in 1970. Needs-based instruction is the focus of the program. The reading curriculum is organized into an ordered number of levels, and the schedule is arranged to provide for a two-hour period of instruction in reading and special areas (art, music, instructional media, and physical education). Approximately 50 minutes of this time are devoted to small-group reading instruction. On the basis of continuous informal diagnosis and evaluation, teachers place each student on the level that suits his or her needs; grade levels are not used. The student is given a prescription card for reading activities and is allowed to proceed at her or his own pace. A 30-minute period is provided daily for teachers to meet and evaluate student progress, plan teaching strategies, and discuss utilization of materials. (RB/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Owego Apalachin Central School District, NY.