ERIC Number: ED406648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Reading: A Balanced, Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Reading in Prekindergarten through Grade Three. Reading Program Advisory.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.; California State Board of Education, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Offered as a policy statement rather than as a how-to manual, this program advisory provides the policy direction and instructional guidance needed to support the improvement of reading achievement in California through the development and implementation of a balanced, comprehensive reading program in prekindergarten through grade 3. The first part of the booklet, "The Reading Program," focuses on the essential components of a complete program of beginning reading instruction, with specific guidance in systematic, explicit skills instruction and other essential components of a beginning reading program; classroom diagnosis; program assessment; and early intervention strategies, including family-school partnerships that support student learning and home learning. Grade-level expectations and examples of classroom activities are also included in the first part. The second part of the booklet, "Instructional Guidance and Support," addresses the planning necessary to support classroom implementation, including the development of local standards and ongoing professional development. Contains 23 references. An appendix presents a sample reading curriculum timeline, preschool through eighth grade. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family School Relationship, Phonics, Professional Development, Program Development, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Skill Development
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($5.75 plus shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.; California State Board of Education, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California