ERIC Number: ED378541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Improvement through SITDOWN: Simultaneous Individualized Teacher-Directed with Students Correcting Their OWN Mistakes. AVKO "Great Idea" Reprint Series No. 634.
Noting that only the combination of ingredients could be said to be unique, this booklet describes the SITDOWN technique for reading improvement. The booklet begins with background information, noting that students' reading difficulties can be approached through the "back door" of spelling. The booklet presents a week-long schedule for sequencing and student self-correction of spelling using the technique of teaching "word families" (such as starting with "all," then moving on to "tall,""stall,""install," and "installment"). The booklet notes that, using this technique, students ranging in reading levels from 1.0 to 11.0 were able to improve their spelling dramatically. The booklet also discusses how to individualize the technique. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Spelling Instruction, Word Lists
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($1; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.
Note: For other documents in this series, see CS 011 943-959.