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ERIC Number: ED162287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Model Reading Institute.
Dworkin, Nancy; Dworkin, Yehoash
The 1978 Summer Reading Institute, which served 58 Washington, D.C., elementary school children, is described in this paper. Major characteristics of the program model are first identified, along with elements that were added to the model in the preplanning stage. Numerous aspects of the program are then described, including the make-up of the student body, staff, and teenaged tutorial staff; pre-program interviews and planning; organizational structure and daily schedule; field trips and special events; the formation of a media and resource room; principles on which the program was based; teaching approaches that emerged; the creation of an open, exciting school environment; planning and staff training activities; and the selection by each staff member of two or three children to whom they would give special attention. The Institute is summarized as a place in which intellectual discipline was introduced to children considered school failures, reading was noisy and exciting, resource rooms were designed for action, halls and playgrounds were turned into classrooms, and liking children was planned and not accidental. Activities in which children participated are then described, including sustained silent reading, learning to read song lyrics, writing about emotions, taking field trips, and receiving books of their own. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (6th, Baltimore, Maryland, March 9-11, 1978)