ERIC Number: ED112348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Diagnostic Reading for Your Classroom.
Swalm, James E.
This teaching guide emphasizes a practical approach to the individualization of reading instruction in elementary classrooms and offers suggestions for implementing diagnostic reading instruction. Diagnostic reading instruction requires that reading lessons and independent activities be planned from an analysis of students' strengths and weaknesses in reading skills. Sections in the guide discuss a definition of diagnostic reading instruction; how to write a skills array; how to evaluate initially student skills, including ways to construct an initial test battery, determine readability levels, and prepare criterion referenced tests; how to evaluate students during the school year; how to keep records; and how to organize flexible groups. (MKM)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individualized Instruction, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
DREIER Educational Systems, 300 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904 ($3.95 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A