ERIC Number: ED275985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Irmo High School's Language Arts Lab: A Golden Opportunity.
Ingle, Judith K.
Since 1984, the Language Arts Lab at Irmo High School (Columbia, South Carolina) has provided: (1) remediation in reading and writing to students with low standardized test scores; and (2) assistance to other students in the areas of study skills, college entrance exam preparation, term papers, reading and reading assignments, grammar, and vocabulary development. The lab offers no credits or grades and is open to all students. Twice a month, Director Judith Ingle visits each remedial and level one class to teach basic reading skills, serving as an instructional model for the English teacher and encouraging the students to utilize the lab. Other students are lured to the lab through advertising and word of mouth. Most students come to the lab during lunch periods; some come in lieu of a study hall. The lab provides tutoring on a one-on-one basis, emphasizing teacher/student dialogue, and supplementary staff members assist when the traffic is heavy. Managing the lab requires a strict documentation system, including sign-in sheets and work-progress data. The Language Arts Lab houses an abundance of reading materials and software, as well as five computers, all of which serve the teachers as well as the students. (JD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Laboratories, Program Descriptions, Reading Centers, Reading Tests, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Resource Centers, Teaching Models, Tutorial Programs, Writing Laboratories
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (11th, Nashville, TN, November 2-5, 1985).