ERIC Number: ED162252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Secondary Reading Programs: Toward Some Workable Compromises.
Graves, Michael F.
Six suggestions for comprehensive secondary reading programs were developed after consideration of comments made by Judith A. Boettcher, Anne E. Newton, Randall J. Ryder, and Roger C. Googins (see related documents). The suggestions are as follows: (1) A comprehensive program must deal with all students who need help; thus, there should be a content area program, a remedial program, and possibly a developmental program. (2) Someone must be responsible for ensuring that good liaison is maintained among the people who contribute to a comprehensive program. (3) A remedial services committee should be formed to decide what special services the school will offer, screen students, coordinate ongoing programs, and evaluate the special programs. (4) A content area reading committee, which includes the reading teacher and teachers from all the content areas, would be helpful in keeping teachers informed about the reading program and their students' progress. (5) It is important to provide inservice training in which content area teachers can learn about specific procedures for developing students' reading skills. (6) Among the factors in remedial reading programs that need attention are program duration, consistency, and diversity; intensity of instruction; and teachers' knowledge of materials. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978); For related documents, see CS004387, CS004389, CS004392, and CS004413