ERIC Number: ED328886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Helping Kids Reading Program. Teacher's Guide, Student Kit, and Coordinator's Kit.
Ridout, Shirley Ramp
A reading program was developed as an educational project to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Students at each grade level (kindergarten through grade eight) read stories and answer comprehension questions. Pledges are made by parents and friends for each question answered. The stories are about: diseases, accidents, accident prevention, children's reactions to hospital stays, dealing with personal differences, etc. For older children, the topics of alcohol and drug abuse are also included. Parents are encouraged to participate by helping their child read and answer the questions. Teachers may use stories or story topics in the classroom for instructional purposes. Teachers are provided with motivational and educational strategies to accompany these stories. These ideas integrate the language arts, social studies, health, and creative arts. Many are based on whole language ideas, and higher level thinking skills are encouraged. All children receive an achievement certificate signifying their participation in the program. Children who collect $10.00 or more in pledges receive prizes for their accomplishments. Children gain a sense of pride as they help other children. (MG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CS 010 416-424.