ERIC Number: ED203279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
An Interactive Model for Secondary Remedial Reading Classrooms: Turning Reading Labs into Learning Labs.
A secondary school remedial reading instructor developed activities in an effort to turn the reading lab into a learning-how-to-learn-from-the-text lab. The objectives of the two consecutive reading lab courses were to increase writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as reading skills. The first activity was designed to help students shift from conversational language to formal speech by means of an oral book report. When the students reached the second course, they could compose with smoothness and self-confidence. The second activity was designed to help students "engage" with the text by analyzing a troublesome workbook page and then composing a letter to the publisher explaining the problems and suggesting improvements. The students became more critical readers and thinkers about their reading strategies. The third activity was designed to help students learn summary skills in reading. The students read articles from a reading journal, summarized the article from the persona of the author, then wrote expository letters to the author. Students became more knowledgeable about the skills needed for better comprehension, and about their specific reading problems. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana State Council of the International Reading Association (Indianapolis, IN, March 26-28, 1981).