ERIC Number: ED179933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Redefining the Repertoire of Reluctant Readers at the Secondary School Level.
Armstead, Major, Jr.
An inservice program designed to assist teachers to develop instructional strategies for high school students with poor cognitive skills is described in this paper. The discussion focuses on the employment of a "prima-facie analysis technique" designed to give the teacher and student immediate feedback about the student's reading behavior, to indicate the nature of the reading problems, and to indicate probable ways to correct any deficiencies. Seven phases of the prima facie analysis are described: an awareness phase in which teachers meet in small groups to discuss reading problems, a knowledge phase in which teachers tape record the reading behavior of several students, a skill development phase in which two or three teachers together listen to the tapes and devise effective strategies to help the students, a teacher/student conference phase in which the teacher plays the tapes and suggests corrective measures, an instruction phase in which the teacher covers the agreed-upon skills, an evaluation phase in which the students' reading is retaped and any improvement noted, and a last phase in which the second tapes are reviewed with the students. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Day of Reading Conference of the Secondary Reading League Council of IRA (10th, Oakbrook, IL, November 1979)