ERIC Number: ED400507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
FIRST Reading: Focussed Instruction in Reading for Successful Teaching.
Newman, Anabel P.; Metz, Elizabeth
This book describes FIRST (Focussed Instruction in Reading for Successful Teaching) Reading, a computer program that takes answers to 20 questions about a learner and matches this profile against profiles in the database. FIRST Reading, formerly called "Consult Reading," can recommend the most-likely-to-succeed teaching focus(es) for K-12 troubled readers with over 90% accuracy. Chapters in the book are (1) FIRST Reading: A New Look to Teaching; (2) What FIRST Reading Is Not; (3) The FIRST Reading Taxonomy; (4) The Eight Instructional Focuses; (5) Comprehension; (6) Functional Language; (7) Games; (8) Interest; (9) Language Experience; (10) Motivation; (11) Self-Concept; (12) Study Skills; (13) Implementation; and (14) FIRST Reading: Evaluating Affect, Attitude, and Success. Appendixes present the taxonomy, a learner profile sheet, bookbinding procedures, and sample informal interest inventories for grades 1-6 and grades 7-12. (Contains 53 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Expert Systems, Functional Literacy, Individualized Instruction, Motivation, Program Implementation, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Strategies, Study Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.