ERIC Number: ED123567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Reading for Comprehension. Instructor's Copy.
Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Tucson, AZ. Indian Health Service.
The course outlined in this document was designed to help students develop reading comprehension skills that will enable them to adequately use government procedural manuals. Five goals are identified: to be able to (1) understand and use the organization of material in order to locate specific information, (2) identify the main idea of paragraphing of varying degrees of difficulty, (3) locate specific details from a paragraph, (4) adjust the rate of reading according to the material, and (5) extend and develop the vocabulary of each student. Grades are determined by the successful completion of each of these goals. Paragraphs used in the course are derived from four sources, depending on the level of difficulty: daily newspapers (level one), popular magazines (level two), high school textbooks (level three), and governmental procedural manuals (level four). Lessons in the document, organized according to goal and level, include the purpose, activities, and/or paragraph material. (JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Tucson, AZ. Indian Health Service.