ERIC Number: ED220806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
On Reading and Writing. Iowa Monograph.
Starlin, Clay M.
Intended for practitioners in the field of behavior disorders, this monograph presents a measurement rather than method focus to reading and writing instruction that is heavily based on the premise of developing skills, practicing such skills, and measuring growth in such skills. Two measurement concepts--proficiency and learning measurement--are interwoven in the first section on reading, which looks in depth at word pronunciation and reading comprehension and provides a standard behavior chart. The second section on writing stresses prior proficiency in reading words and structures before beginning work on writing skills. Reading proficiently is defined as reading 150-250 words correctly per minute with 5 or fewer errors. Writing activities are focused on real-world activities such as filling out application forms, making lists, or writing personal letters. These activities are presented in the separate sections on handwriting, spelling, capitalization, sentence and paragraph structure, and grammatical and vocabulary usage. Included in each section are samples of practice/evaluation sheets. Examples are also provided of directions for use in a learning center, spelling correction sheets, and file cabinet organization. (HOD)
Descriptors: Capitalization (Alphabetic), Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Handwriting, Language Usage, Learning Problems, Measurement Techniques, Pronunciation, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Sentence Structure, Skill Development, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
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