ERIC Number: ED161017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Implementation of a Functional Reading Program.
Blair, Susan M.
A functional reading program, as distinct from the standard middle school reading program, specifically ensures that all students will acquire the reading skills necessary for survival in our society. Survival reading behaviors to be achieved include the ability to read labels on packages, to locate references in a newspaper, or to translate financial agreements such as sales slips. The material for the program must be interesting, pertinent, and stimulating. It must also include a range of ability levels. A specific plan of action has four steps: program definition, needs assessment, implementation, and evaluation. To assess needs, individual test scores are used. Implementation involves giving instruction in following directions, locating references, attaining personal development, gaining information, and understanding forms. After each instructional area is completed, students take posttests which indicate possible needed changes in presentation and instruction. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (2nd, Hartford, Connecticut, March 2-4, 1978)