ERIC Number: ED155598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Using a Group Jigsaw Technique to Teach Developmental Reading Skills.
Spalding, Norma V.
The Reading Assistance Program at San Jose State University was introduced through the aid of credential candidates from the reading specialist, educational counseling, and bilingual-multicultural specialist programs. Low-achieving university freshmen were taught in small groups using the jigsaw technique in which each student is given a piece of the learning puzzle. This concept builds group respect for the individual in an "each one, teach one" format. The evaluation of the pretest and posttest data for 143 students demonstrated a significant improvement in reading grade level. Three suggestions are given for future programs. First, a training program with a component to teach intercultural awareness should be added to the Reading Assistance Program. Second, a careful study should be made of those students whose scores on the reading tests did not improve; these students should be referred to a community college program where the competition is more equitable and the pace is slower. Third, learning disabilities specialists should be matched at a very early stage with tutees who have the lowest scores. (Samples of test questions are included.) (JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)