ERIC Number: ED262375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Mission Possible: Handling Reading Problems in the Regular Classroom. 1st Edition.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Intended for reading teachers, this resource book provides a variety of practical suggestions and materials for motivating students to read. Chapter one deals with removing roadblocks to reading, including such things as low expectations, a poor self-concept, lack of self-control, lack of flexibility, and lack of time and of interest. Chapter two deals with reading diagnosis. It contains a definition and discussion of diagnosis; an informal reading inventory; information about efficient record keeping; physical screening checklists; and practical teaching suggestions for the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learner. Chapter three discusses the sight, phonics, and multisensory methods of teaching reading as well as the language experience, linguistic, and shared book experience approaches. Chapter four covers vocabulary development, clues for teaching vocabulary, sight vocabulary, word identification skills, word meanings, and language development. Chapter five focuses on factors influencing comprehension and how to teach it, while chapter six deals with teaching students to read content area text books and discusses strategies for helping students with the text and for motivating them. The appendix contains the Jordan Oral Screening Test, a list of commercial informal reading inventories, the Jordan Auditory Screening Test, a scale and materials to determine a child's instructional level of reading, the Dolch Basic Word Lists--for teachers and students, instructions and material for teaching reading with the first 300 of 3,000 high frequency words, and a bibliography. (EL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Experience Approach, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Programs, Reading Strategies, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary