ERIC Number: ED233310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Challenging Adults to Read Effectively.
Johnen, Elizabeth T.
This paper briefly describes a project designed to provide for assessment, materials, and instruction for adult rural Oregon students reading at less than a fifth grade level. An overview is provided of the resulting curriculum guide, "C.A.R.E.-Challenging Adults to Read Effectively," which was intended for teachers, tutors, or paraprofessionals involved in developing an adult basic reading course, and the steps essential to the creation of an individualized program. The steps include: (1) creating a committee to determine the program's philosophy, goals, and instructional methods; (2) analyzing student needs; (3) developing a program to meet those needs; (4) keeping records of student progress; and (5) offering alternative methods of presenting information. Besides suggesting testing instruments, effective reading series, and additional reference materials, the "C.A.R.E." manual provides an easy-to-use format through frequent use of charts and other visual aids. A comprehensive description of methods of assessment, placement and instruction, the "C.A.R.E." manual can be an aid to any instructor attempting to achieve specific goals with basic readers. (Sample program materials are appended.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Far West Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (9th, Spokane/ Seattle, WA, March 17-19, 1983). The referenced C.A.R.E. manual is available from Patricia T. Amsberry, Blue Mountain Community College, P.O. Box 100, 2410 N.W. Carden, Pendleton, OR 97801 ($4.00 per copy).