ERIC Number: ED155606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Since They Are Going to Watch TV Anyway, Why Not Connect It To Reading.
Hutchison, Laveria F.
In view of the great amount of television viewing among poor readers, the Learning Model for Watching Television was developed to capitalize on students' television watching proclivities. The model encompasses three major overlapping component skill areas to reinforce classroom learning: active listening skills, auditory word recognition skills, and comprehension skills. A task sheet is distributed to each student on which to record his or her name, television program watched, the time of broadcast, and responses to tasks. Tasks range from auditory word recognition, such as listening for words beginning with certain consonants or for the number of times a character uses two syllable words, to comprehension skill tasks requiring students to note words that express certain emotions. Students should be encouraged to develop their own guides based on classroom learning, but the guides should always require active listening and should include either isolated word attack and comprehension skills or an integration of those skills. (A sample task sheet is appended.) (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Study prepared at the University of Houston