ERIC Number: ED223981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Principles of Small-Group Instruction in Elementary Reading.
Anderson, Linda M.; And Others
The results of an earlier experimental study of the effectiveness of a set of principles for small group instruction in first grade reading groups called for a revision of the list of principles. Revised principles were written for (1) group organization (seating, transitions, starting the lesson); (2) the introduction of lessons and activities (overviews, new words, and work assignments); (3) student participation (asking questions, taking turns, calling on students, and monitoring individuals); (4) teacher questions and student answers (academic focus, word attack questions, waiting for answers, giving needed help, offering explanations); (5) correct student reponses (acknowledging correct answers, explaining the answer when necessary, and follow-up questions); and (6) praise and criticism (praise in moderation, correction rather than criticism, and specificity in praise). (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Organization, Grade 1, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Guidelines, Primary Education, Questioning Techniques, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
The Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.