ERIC Number: ED265495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Modifying Commercial Software Yourself to Match Your Reading Instruction.
Blohm, Paul J.
A growing number of computer software companies currently offer reading software that provides teachers with author/editing procedures, allowing them to enter their own text (specialized words, sentences, concepts, and so forth) and match the software content to their objectives for reading instruction. Programs of modification contain "frames" in which teachers' content changes and additions may be written for their lessons. Frames, the text and graphic images that appear on the computer screen at any given time, come in at least four types: (1) instruction frames designed to present goals and directions to the students, (2) information frames that present a sequence of explanations and examples about specific reading skills, (3) response frames that ask students to show what they have learned from the information frames, and (4) hint frames that provide specific explanations to students for each incorrect response that they make. While each modifiable reading software package is unique in some feature or procedure, all allow for at least some versatility and ease in creating new lessons, changing existing programs, adding or removing items from new or existing programs, and making corrections. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (6th, Milwaukee, WI, October 17-19, 1985).