ERIC Number: ED149321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Everybody into the Pool! or Starting a School-Wide Reading Program.
Miller, Howard M.
Reading teachers should be flexible enough to adapt to varying situations that they encounter when they are asked to develop school-wide reading programs. Under ideal conditions, the faculty and administration are enthusiastic volunteers who accomplish the bulk of the reading program's objectives in their classrooms, allowing the reading specialist to serve as a general advisor and resource person and to focus on students with specific reading problems. When faculty are less than enthusiastic and supportive, yet available for limited duties, the reading teacher creates a reading program that parallels content-area coursework and uses content-area instructors as advisors and resource persons. When no faculty enthusiasm or support for a reading program exists, the reading teacher shares responsibility for program content with the students, using thematic units, learning centers with relaxed environments, self-paced individual activities, and small group activities that allow the reading teacher enough free time to work with students who need special attention. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A