ERIC Number: ED378569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC): A Brief Overview.
Slavin, Robert E.; And Others
This pamphlet describes the Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) program, a comprehensive approach to reading and writing instruction for grades 2 through 8. The pamphlet addresses the three principal elements of the program: story-related activities, direct instruction in reading comprehension, and integrated writing/language arts. In all of the activities that comprise the program described in the paper, students work in heterogeneous learning teams, and the activities follow a regular cycle that involves teacher presentation, team practice, independent practice, peer pre-assessment, additional practice, testing, and team recognition. The pamphlet also discusses implementing CIRC. Contains 15 references. A list of 27 basal series, 4 materials for teachers, and 90 novels are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. National Diffusion Network.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.