ERIC Number: ED114477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Teaching Reading to the Untaught.
O'Donnell, Michael P.
Designed primarily as a guide for teachers at the secondary level and in adult basic education, the book summarizes basic techniques for instructing students in how to read, emphasizing continuous informal diagnosis and adaptive teaching. Chapter titles include: Stages of Development, providing an overview of the basics of the reading process and how one moves from nonreader to reader status; Diagnosis, discussing proven techniques and instruments used to assess reading levels; Teaching Procedures--Stage 1, discussing teaching methods for each stage of the reading process; Stage 2--Reading to Learn, exploring a variety of ways students learn through their reading; Specialized Reading Skills, discussing reading experiences drawn from current study or related work materials through the systematic teaching of work study skills; and, Classroom Management, emphasizing individualized reading and instruction. A bibliography of 52 titles is presented and specimen copies of informal measures for assessing basic reading skills, including the Fry Readability Formula, and a reference list of instructional materials are appended. It is stated that teaching the untaught demands an ability to transform components of the developmental reading program into instructional methods and materials appropriate for learners of all ages and in a variety of situations. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bibliographies, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Functional Literacy, Independent Reading, Individual Instruction, Reading Development, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Readiness, Reading Tests, Secondary Education, Study Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Multi Media Education, Incorporated, 747 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Portland-Gorham.