ERIC Number: ED230906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Extending the Basal Reading Program.
Greenlaw, M. Jean; Lankford, Mary D.
Ten suggestions that can help the elementary school teacher expand and enhance the basal reading program are (1) collect additional material on the authors, genres, and art media found in the series; (2) supplement the program with audiovisual and human, as well as printed, resources; (3) meet with other staff members to plan the curriculum; (4) be flexible enough to adapt if a blown projector bulb threatens the lesson plan; (5) adjust the basal program to the class' needs; (6) find new ways to approach old ideas: (7) involve students in the program by, for example, permitting them a choice of activities; (8) incorporate writing, listening, and oral language, in addition to reading, into the curriculum; (9) keep a camera or videotape machine handy to record the class' progress--a PTA slide show of their children's involvement in the reading program can encourage the parents' support; and (10) read to the class daily. Students will develop the habit of reading only if they see it as both fun and worthwhile. (MMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Spring Convention on English and the Language Arts of the National Council of Teachers of English (2nd, Seattle, WA, April 14-16, 1983).