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ERIC Number: ED354495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development for Selecting Appropriate Text for At-Risk Readers in the Primary School Program.
Embry, Julia E.
A practicum was designed to devise a system of literacy instruction to train teachers to select appropriate text for at-risk students by an authentic assessment of the 'running record' as a starting point for meeting the literacy needs of each individual student. (The 'running record' is a written record of the student's reading as observed and recorded by the teacher.) The system was constructed in a staff development inservice which involved a period of 15 weeks. Inservice training sessions on the running record were developed; pre- and post-questionnaires and the Theoretical Orientation to Reading Profile were administered to the teachers; pre- and post-running records and writing samples of the at-risk students were administered; demonstration literacy lessons were prepared for the teachers; and teachers were assisted in selecting appropriate text for at-risk students. Analysis of the data revealed that after the inservice training on the running record and early literacy sessions, the teachers were able to select appropriate text for the at-risk student. The key factor in the accomplishment of the practicum was the literacy inservice training sessions attended by the teachers. (Three tables of data are included; 38 references, the pre- and post-assessment teacher interview, and a sample running record are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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