ERIC Number: ED217134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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)
Descriptors: Building Trades, Case (Grammar), Cloze Procedure, Content Area Reading, Corrective Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Informal Assessment, Integrated Activities, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Problems, Postsecondary Education, Readability, Readability Formulas, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Study Skills, Teaching Guides, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocabulary Skills, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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.