ERIC Number: ED198480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Perris Union High School District's Formula-Three Language Processing Program--The First Year, 1979-1980: Outcomes for 269 Seventh Graders.
Vail, Edward O.
In 1979, the typical entering seventh grade student at Perris Valley Junior High School (California) scored 21 months below grade norm in reading and 25 months below grade norm in language. To provide the students with language processing skills necessary for participation in the regular school curriculum, students in both junior and senior high school were offered a daily learning experience in the Formula Three Reading, Spelling, Learning Program. The course of instruction starts with 40 skills lessons in which students review or learn the sound-letter relationships and major spelling patterns. Students then learn to incorporate this information into the Reading Formula so they can decode the written language; the Spelling Formula so they can encode and so spell correctly the language; and the Learning Formula so they can clarify the vocabulary and content of whatever they read. Possession of these three skills gives students random access rather than linear access to the written language. The application part of the program starts with eight advanced reading and spelling lessons. After the total 48 lessons have been completed, students use the newly learned skills when working in academic content areas and vocational and fine arts classes. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Integrative Learning Systems, Inc., Glendale, CA.