ERIC Number: ED195974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reading Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Smith, Theodore, Ed.
Designed for use by California educators responsible for reading instruction, this booklet (1) provides the basis for development of criteria for materials selection, (2) serves as a resource for inservice training, (3) furnishes guidance for developing reading curricula, and (4) establishes guidelines for aiding program and personnel evaluation. The first section of the booklet discusses the following components of the reading program: reading readiness and listening improvement; oral language development; writing; vocabulary and concept development; comprehension development; decoding/language processing; content area reading; study skills; flexibility, rate, and purpose; reading and literature; and personal reading. Each component is accompanied by lists of goals, objectives, and activities. The second section deals with program planning, including such areas as assessment of student needs, provision for special needs, selection of materials, teaching strategies, and teacher preparation and evaluation. The third section discusses the various contributors to a good reading program, among them the family, administrators, reading specialists, librarians, and the school board. The fourth section reviews several contemporary issues related to reading instruction, including mainstreaming, basic skills, television, and readability formulas. Appendixes contain an outline for an integrated language arts unit, references, a glossary, and criteria for evaluating reading materials. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Program Content, Program Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Tests, Teaching Methods
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P. O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: Prepared by the Reading Framework Committee.