ERIC Number: ED343085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Going Out on a Limb: Teaching Adolescent Boys To be Readers.
Insights into Open Education, v24 n7 Apr 1992
This article discusses the experiences of an 11-year veteran learning disabilities (LD) teacher during her twelfth year of teaching when three severely learning disabled adolescent boys changed from grumbling basal reader users to active, involved readers of quality literature. The article focuses on activities to improve reading fluency and track miscues through the use of novels chosen to engage the students' interest and to inspire them to actually want to read. The article notes that the other LD teacher at the school, a veteran basal reader user, began using novels 4 months year of teaching when 3 severely learning disabled adolescent boys changed from after they were first introduced to the LD students. It also notes that her three "problem" students were the first LD students at that school to complete the high school English requirements in a regular classroom setting and that they acted as advocates of reading for other LD students entering the program. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.