ERIC Number: ED122206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Initiating an Individualized Undergraduate Reading Methods Course.
Rude, Robert T.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions and opinions of the 128 students who have matriculated in a competency-based reading methods course at Rhode Island College. The course presently consists of 54 objectives in 14 instructional modules. Alternate learning activities and various postassessment options are listed in each module, with the achievement of a minimum of 25 objectives required for completion of the course. The 14 modules are: stating behavioral objectives in reading, nature of the reading process, assessing performance in reading, reading readiness, basal reader, word identification, comprehension, language-experience, individualized reading, additional reading approaches, work study skills, classroom organization for individualizing instruction, readability, and children with reading difficulties. Students were asked to judge the effectiveness of the modules in preparing them to become reading teachers, the value of the different means of postassessment, and the value of the available learning activites. The four modules ranked as being most effective were reading readiness, basal reader, comprehension, and children with reading difficulties, all of which provide opportunities to work with elementary school children. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)