ERIC Number: ED137719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Language and Reading Skills in the Secondary School: A New Course at Temple University (1970-present).
Lefevre, Carl A., Sr.
This document describes a course in the teaching of reading for content-area teachers, which has been offered at Temple University since 1970. It was designed to help English, science, and social studies teachers meet state certification requirements in reading. The theoretical base of the course is psycholinguistic, with a major emphasis upon language, including dialects, and upon the relationship between reading and language. Students from all three subject areas meet together in one class and discussions demonstrate the cross-disciplinary nature of reading. Written reports and tutoring of a remedial student for two hours each week are required. Students are taught to assess readability and reading levels, to prepare directed reading activities for specific subjects, and to consider critical reading skills. Black English and other dialects are studied. Videotapes are used to film students in peer microteaching situations. Student evaluations indicate satisfaction with the course. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 1976)