ERIC Number: ED172182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Planning an Effective Reading Program.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Intended to help provide breadth to a reading program, this handbook emphasizes that reading is learned and reinforced through the use of the other language skills: listening, speaking, and writing. The first section relates to key instructional components of effective reading programs and includes divisions dealing with skill development (comprehension, language processing, and fluency and flexibility); motivation; and application (reading and responding to literature, reading in the content areas, recreational reading, study skills, and practical uses of reading). The second section relates to key issues for implementing a high-quality reading program and includes divisions dealing with classroom-level issues (classroom climate and organization, personalized instruction, teaching methodology, systems for monitoring progress, and management systems) and with school-level issues (policies and philosophy, availability of programs and courses, student placement, student disabilities, assessment, and reports to parents). Also included is a checklist for use in evaluating the components of an effective reading program. (TJ)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Skills, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Teaching Methods
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.