ERIC Number: ED329945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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A Literacy Program Improvement Plan for Low-Achieving First Graders Using Reading Recovery Strategies.
Allen, Debra G.
A practicum was implemented to provide low-achieving first-grade students with individualized instruction that would teach strategies to assist them in becoming independent readers. Secondary goals were: (1) to implement and develop a Chapter 1 Reading Improvement Plan targeted for low achieving first graders; (2) to improve reading self-esteem; (3) to enhance students' listening, writing, and speaking skills; (4) to develop reading strategies; (5) to increase the student's awareness of print; and (6) for teachers to demonstrate various reading strategies used to improve reading abilities. Twelve Chapter 1 first graders were the focus of the practicum. The program improvement plan was implemented over an 8-month period, divided into five phases. The individualized instructional procedures remained systematic with the Reading Recovery Program's daily lesson format. The reading selections and strategies were based on participants progressing during each session. Some results fell below numerical expectation, but the participants' ability to use appropriate reading strategies far exceeded overall expectations. The reader's self-esteem also improved when provided with an instructional format which met his or her needs. Overall success was achieved when the student could utilize strategies as needed while reading. (Nine tables of data are included and 26 references are attached. Appendixes include: the Word List Pre/Posttest; Writing Vocabulary Pre/Posttest; Instructional Strategy Survey; the Parent Survey; and descriptions of the district's Informal Reading Inventory, running record, Ready to Read Series, Letter Identification Pre/Posttest, Concepts about Pre/Posttest, and Dictation Test Pre/Posttest.) (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1