ERIC Number: ED154377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Individual Reading Needs Through Individualized, Self-Directed Correction.
Schubert, Delwyn G.
Individualized, self-directed correction in elementary level reading instruction becomes a reality when pupils can work independently with materials that provide instruction and practice in the skills in which they are deficient and can check the accuracy of their own answers. Commercially prepared teacher-directed materials can be converted to pupil-directed materials through the provision of simple directions and answer keys; answers may be provided in a variety of ways that ensure that they cannot be seen prematurely. The likelihood of cheating can be minimized if the teacher emphasizes learning rather than grading. Among materials that can be used in an individualized, self-directed program are the following: electronic card readers through which pupils observe a visual presentation, listen to a teacher-recorded audio portion, and record their responses; tape recorders, which can be used in the teaching of sight words; teacher-made reading kits that provide a supply of practice material; and reading games. Reliable diagnostic procedures must be used in planning such a program. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association of the International Reading Association (11th, Anaheim, California, November 25, 1977)