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ERIC Number: ED265629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Elementary Reading Programs.
Waugh, Ruth
OSSC Bulletin, v23 n4 Nov 1979
Selecting elementary school reading program materials that will function as sharp and forceful teaching tools requires answering at least six basic questions: (1) What are the socioeconomic status, ages, and grade levels of the students concerned? (2) What do these students need to be taught? (3) Who are the resource people available and how will they be used? (4) Which books meet the school's general needs? (5) Do the component parts of the program assist with classroom organization? and (6) Which books should be adopted? This guide provides specific strategies to follow when answering these questions. The document suggests looking for programs with a common instructional core and an initial emphasis on phonics, and for program elements that expand the teacher's repertoire of skills, encourage flexible grouping of students, enable teachers to use both direct instruction and discovery learning, and help increase time on task. The selection committee is urged to submit its recommendations to the program's intended users for final review. Forms designed to aid decision-making at each stage of the selection process are included. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.