ERIC Number: ED212070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
North Bend: Portrait of a Districtwide Reading Program.
OSSC Bulletin, v25 n2, October 1981
In describing the K-12 reading program in the North Bend (Oregon) School District, this report presents a brief history of the program, discusses key aspects, and lists the program's standards. The program history covers its start in 1974, the effect of an earlier Right to Read campaign, and the district's adoption of the Macmillan basal reading series. The author emphasizes three aspects: the use of a basal series districtwide, to ensure consistency and continuity; the encouragement of teacher involvement through a reading monitoring committee; and the priority assigned to reading by all administrators and teachers. She notes that the program meets Oregon state standards requiring that a program have a philosophy and objectives, a K-12 skill sequence, assessment procedures, prescriptive teaching materials, and program improvement methods. The program uses the basal series throughout elementary and junior high school grades, according to the author, and then provides individualized remedial instruction at the secondary level. Three unique components of the program, the author points out, include the reading monitoring committee and its role in decision-making, a communications network that reaches the community and the staff, and a districtwide library reading program. (RW)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Instruction, Library Services, Networks, Reading Material Selection, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, School Districts, State Standards, Teacher Participation
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00, $3.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.