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ERIC Number: ED217134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 190
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Clustered Construction Trades Reading Strategies. 1981 Vocational Reading Series.
Thornton, L. Jay; And Others
Clustered Construction Trades Reading Strategies is one of four instructional guides developed to assist teachers working with students considered disadvantaged because of reading deficiency. Section 1 concerns readability and gives procedures and guidelines for collecting samples. Section 2 briefly describes the Cloze procedure and its usefulness as a reading test and teaching technique. Informal assessment is the focus of section 3. Three informal assessments with sample answer sheets and suggested-approximate answers are provided. Section 4 is an introduction to the guide (sections 5-10) which offers ideas and procedures for integrating reading skills with the occupational content (vocational textbook). Sections 5-8 each present a set of content reading skills: vocabulary skills, comprehension skills (paragraph), comprehension skills (recognizing and recording complex information), and study/reading skills. Each skill is divided into segments requiring 5-20 minutes of class time for introduction and practice. Homework uses text assignments normally required. Each section introduces a skill, uses a variety of vocational examples to clarify it, provides exercises to apply and master the skill, and offers teaching suggestions. Section 8 also includes a section on suggested reinforcement activities. Section 9 offers guidelines for making a reading assignment. Section 10 makes further suggestions for reading skills development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Note: For related documents see CE 031 638-641, ED 192 017-018, ED 192 023-025, and ED 194 873.