ERIC Number: ED120360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Directed Reading Approach: A Lesson Organization Procedure Adapted for Use With Adults. Instructional Concept Guide No. 9.
Johnston, Joyce; Palmatier, Robert A.
The instructional concept guide is part of a system developed for tutor training and support. It is primarily designed for volunteers, but it can also be adapted to the training of paraprofessional tutors for any type of adult literacy program. A key component in the system is the Tutor Support Library, consisting of Instructional Concept Guides (training and reference aids for tutors) and Functional Content Units (models for the practical application of tutoring skills). Guide Nine shows how the directed reading lesson can be adapted for use in tutoring adults. Five main steps of the lesson are described (readiness/motivation, silent reading, development of comprehension skills, development of word recognition skills, and extension activities). Three alternative comprehension-extending formats (brainstorming, problem solving, and reciprocal questioning or Request) are explained. A smaple lesson plan for a hypothetical student is presented which contains outlined teaching procedures, a sample reading selection, and suggested written activities. A five-item list of references on reading instruction is included. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Directed Reading Activity, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional Personnel, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Volunteer Training
Dr. Robert A. Palmatier, Reading Department, 309 Aderhold Building, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Regional Adult Literacy Service Unit.