ERIC Number: ED122463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Optacon Instructional Materials: Primary Level; A Whole-Word Approach to Beginning Reading.
Canfield, Marion; And Others
Presented are teacher's instructions and materials designed to teach the reading of ink print materials with the Optacon to blind children on the primary level. The teacher's manual includes an introduction to the beginning reading materials, suggestions for adapting Optacon materials to individual student programs, and guidelines for five pre-reading lessons: equipment orientation, field orientation, orientation to numbers, tracking using the tracking aid, and whole word pattern recognition. A major portion of the document consists of the instructional materials for the pre-reading lessons and for stories coordinated with, but not restricted to use with, five books in the Harper and Row Basic Reading Program. Also included is a story printed in delegate type (a typeface frequently used in elementary texts). Appended are a list of vocabulary words introduced in each section and the Dolch Basic Vocabulary List. (LS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.