ERIC Number: ED110917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Bourne Coordinated Total Reading Program.
Bourne Union 10 School District, MA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1728 students in kindergarten through grade six and 429 students in grades seven through twelve. Most of the students are white, live in a small town, and are from middle-income families. The program began in 1961 and provides detailed guidelines for each grade level on screening instruments, techniques, and scheduling. Usually, a reading specialist diagnoses the student's ability and current reading competence. The reading specialist then recommends that the classroom teacher individualize the student's reading program. The specialist provides appropriate materials and suggests teaching methods geared to the individual's specific reading problem. Often an aide or volunteer tutor works with individual students to improve reading skills. Since several different approaches to instruction are used in the district, the student may be placed in a basal text classroom, a structured phonics classroom, or another type of classroom which meets the individual's needs. If the problem remains, the student is assigned to remedial classes of no more than three students. If the problems are multiple and severely handicapping, the student is placed in a special classroom. (RB/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bourne Union 10 School District, MA.