ERIC Number: ED373188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Starting from Scratch: Assessment and Instruction for Literacy Programs in Correctional Settings.
Correctional Education Association.
This handbook on literacy assessment and instructional methods presents the basic instructional techniques that work best in a correctional setting and the ways to implement these methods successfully in adult and juvenile offender classes. A chapter on "Motivation" (Marie Leekely) is followed by a chapter on "Student Assessment" (Stephen Steurer) that includes sample assessment instruments. "Reading Instruction" (Geoff Lucas) discusses the following methods: sight word instruction, word attack skills instruction, language experience approaches (including the directed listening language experience approach), the Fernald method, and duet and silent reading techniques. Numerous useful examples of each technique are presented. An appendix provides the following additional information: goals checklist; adaptive instructional strategies; tips to improve comprehension; Barsch Learning Style Inventory; approximate reader levels based on the Dolsch Sight Word Recall Test; strategies for helping students who cannot hear sound differences, remember sight words, organize their writing, or remember math facts; tips for recognizing and dealing with learning disabilities and reading disabilities; Johns Hopkins University Academy Basic Tutoring Techniques; and a list of sources for 24 effective tutoring training programs (audio, video, and print). (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Correctional Education Association.
Note: For a related final report, see CE 067 012. Some pages contain light, broken type.