ERIC Number: ED263519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Towards More Nutritious Reading Programs. P.E.N. (Primary English Notes) 43.
Primary English Notes (P.E.N.), n43 1984
The teaching activities in this pamphlet focus on improving the quality of reading programs. It lists class activities recommended for daily and weekly practice as well as activities to be used sparingly (the reading lesson, graded reading groups, basal reading schemes, worksheets and workbooks). The pamphlet recommends that activities in choral reading, decoding, small group work, crossword puzzles, and segmented comics and stories be substituted occasionally for regular classroom work. Next, it lists 21 varieties of cloze activities and classroom activities to avoid. The pamphlet concludes with a summary of research findings relevant to reading teachers about planned reading programs, characteristics of successful teachers of reading, and characteristics of classrooms in which children succeed and classrooms in which they fail. (EL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Learning Activities, Program Improvement, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 167, Rozelle, New South Wales 2039, Australia ($0.75, Australian currency).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).