ERIC Number: ED112367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Formula Phonics Reading Chain Program at Patterson Road Elementary School; A Video Trip to Patterson Road School.
Integrative Learning Systems, Inc., Glendale, CA.
A new kind of reading-language processing system, which has been in use at the Patterson Road School (Orcutt, California) since December 1972, is described in this document. The program consists of two ungraded reading chains of twelve groups each (determined by reading comprehension) which meet for 45 minutes daily, read material above the group's tested total reading level, and decode unfamiliar words using the Formula Phonics System learned by videotape at the beginning of the program. Reading matter--short stories first, then novels and other works--is chosen for literary worth and interest level and instruction is designed to teach critical thinking with open-ended questioning and to reinforce thinking processes and reading skills by writing tasks keyed to the reading experience. Pupils move up on the chain upon the teacher's recommendation. Detailed information about the reading chain design, staff development procedures, specific methodology, and the school is included in this document. A separate leaflet contains a discussion of a program evaluation scale and an evaluation-contrast form to be used after viewing "Video Trip to Patterson Road School." (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Integrative Learning Systems, Inc., Glendale, CA.