ERIC Number: ED150539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Criterion-Referenced Assessment of Survival Words for Non-Academic Adolescents.
Sheridan, Susan J.; Lanasa, Philip J.
In teaching the moderately retarded student to read, it is essential to develop a basic survival reading vocabulary consisting of words necessary to remain alive, as well as to retain one's personal dignity. The individual must be able to recognize and respond appropriately to common signs of instruction and direction within the community. From a list of 132 basic words and signs, a reading program and teacher's manual were devised according to four objectives: (1) the stimulus word or sign is presented in a form as close to the actual word or sign as possible--photographs of the sign are used frequently; (2) the experience is as pleasant and free from strain and boredom as possible; (3) four presentations of the word assess the student's progress, each at an increasing level of difficulty; and (4) the format and process of administration are clearly defined for the teacher. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)