ERIC Number: ED162256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
An Ideal Secondary Content Area Reading Program.
Ryder, Randall J.
A successful content area reading program not only includes reading classes that teach specific skills, but also provides for the inservice training of teachers, offering activities that facilitate student reading comprehension in the content areas. For such a program to succeed, the financial commitment and time devoted to teacher training must be substantial and large numbers of teachers at all grade levels must be involved. It is likewise essential to form a committee responsible for planning the inservice training program. The responsibilities of this committee would include the following: identification of objectives, goals, and content scope for each grade level; definition of content material according to student needs and related skills; development of materials; establishment of schedules for reading specialists within the content area classroom; and arrangement of inservice sessions. The reading specialist, with expertise in reading in the content area, would administer the program, provide direct assistance and individual instruction for the content area teacher, and analyze materials according to concept, difficult vocabulary, and familiarity for the student. (Two reading activities are described.) (MAI)
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 CS004379, CS004387, CS004389, and CS004413