ERIC Number: ED118705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Reading: Activities that Work.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.
This demonstration project provides intensive instruction in reading and mathematics to selected fifth graders in the 1974-75 year and for selected fifth and sixth graders in 1975-76, in order to raise the reading and mathematics performance of underachievers to a level commensurate with measured ability. Aimed at the intermediate teacher in Virginia who is participating in the reading element of the program, this document contains reading activities that are the product of a combination of ideas from many school divisions, many classrooms, and teachers who have identified and shared teaching and learning experiences which they consider to be most promising in teaching reading. After briefly addressing program strategies, diagnostic teaching, teaching tips, and learning activities, six major sections focus on word analysis, vocabulary, literal comprehension, interpretative comprehension, critical comprehension, and study skills. The objective that a given activity will accomplish is stated for each category included in the sections. Some school divisions have developed both pre-and post-tests to accompany the entire set of thirty reading objectives. Although specific items matching specific objectives are delineated in the appendices, individual pre-and post-tests are considered to be needed for each objective to be used to test each pupil's existing level of development. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Development, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Skill Development, Study Skills, Underachievement, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Richmond)