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ERIC Number: ED155767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Innovative Program: Improving Oral Interpretation While Lighting Up Children's Eyes.
Snow, Nancy Hill
Oral interpretation students from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have been involved in an innovative reading program with more than 6,000 elementary school children in the area. Reading teams from the university travel to schools to present readings to fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students as part of a program which was started in the spring of 1976. The university students claim that the project has increased their communication skills, and all of the teachers, librarians, and principals said that they had evidence that these students had encouraged children to enjoy reading. Books that NCSU readers introduced were borrowed from school libraries, and the children were motivated to do more reading. Limited time and schedule problems were the primary weaknesses of the project since five visits to each school and 20 to 30 minutes in each classroom sparked interest in reading but could not sustain that interest. Teachers of oral interpretation who wish to implement a similar reading project should enlist community and university/college support, carefully select appropriate reading materials, plan meetings with the readers prior to the project, and arrange for funds. (JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association (Atlanta, Georgia, April 4-7, 1978)