ERIC Number: ED265413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges to Successful Reading (Reading Skills Lessons for Transitioning LEP Students) and Final Report.
Isaacson, Barbara; Miller, Gail
These instructional units are intended to help limited English proficient students establish the solid foundation of reading skills that will enable them to make a transition from English as a Second Language programs to General Educational Development or community college classes. An introduction and information on use of the lessons discuss the types of activities included in the units. The six units cover scanning for information, understanding the meaning from context, finding the main idea, making inferences, understanding how ideas are organized, and putting it all together. Each unit includes these types of activities: "to do on your own" (additional practice applying the particular skill), and "test your skill" (these sections to be detached and administered as a test). The interactive method uses a learning-by-doing approach, breaks skills down into manageable steps so students can learn strategies for attacking reading comprehension problems, and involves a modeling procedure by which students work with the teacher to master the reading skills. Appendixes include lists of reading skills essential for successful transitioning, suggested materials for transitional reading classes, and the Final Report on the project, prepared by David Caravella, Barbara Isaacson, and Gail Miller. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, English (Second Language), Learning Activities, Limited English Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Tests, Transitional Programs, Units of Study
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, 46 Horrabin Hall, Macomb, IL 61455 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Des Plaines, IL.