ERIC Number: ED255858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Ready, Set, Read! A Reading Comprehension Program for Children.
Smith-Lawrence, Paula; Gary, Suzanne Tumblin, Ed.
Intended to provide children with pleasurable reading experiences by letting them feel successful in their early reading attempts, the program described in this booklet employs reading comprehension techniques that have been found effective and focuses on helping to prevent comprehension problems before they arise. The program was designed to be implemented in a public library setting by volunteers working with a program coordinator, usually a librarian. Following an introduction that discusses the role of the public library in beginning reading instruction, reading as a family affair, and ways to develop reading comprehension, the six chapters of the booklet provide suggestions for getting started, including ideas for helping children write and read their own stories; aiding word recognition; and helping children make predictions from language clues, pictures, listening, and reading. Each chapter contains sample lessons and suggestions for conducting discussions, as well as suggestions for materials to use. Appendixes contain sample lesson plans and directions for preparing notebooks, shape books, word banks, and picture sequences. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Media Staff
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Library and Archives, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Tucson Public Library, AZ.
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