ERIC Number: ED312104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Early Reading Intervention: A Success Oriented Reading Program for Young Migrant Children. A Report on the Pilot Session, Migrant Education Region IV.
Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA.
Migrant children who move constantly have trouble establishing a firm academic foundation. Poor readers experience problems in other learning situations, which in turn, have a marked impact on their self-esteem. The Early Reading Intervention program, a pilot project at San Joaquin Elementary School in Fresno County, California, targeted first-grade migrant children who were reading at a below-average level. Completed in June 1988, the program emphasized daily individualized instruction, student independence, and accelerated progress. Progress was measured by a six-part comprehensive reading and writing evaluation at the beginning and end of the 12-week session. Parent involvement and communication with administrators and staff were important components of the program. This report lists responsibilities of early intervention trainers and teachers and describes results of the 1988 pilot tests. Summary results of the examinations show student improvements in all six areas tested. This report calls for curriculum development and recommends the early reading intervention program as an option for teaching children valuable reading skills. Examples of classroom and testing materials, record sheets, and program information letters to parents are included. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Migrant Div.
Authoring Institution: Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA.