ERIC Number: ED412526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Proficient Readers.
Gaskins, Robert W.; Jones, Deneese L.
Prepared as part of the Extended School Services Program in Kentucky, this paper provides information on how to help students become more proficient readers. The paper begins with a discussion of what reading is, the characteristics of a "good" reader (strategic, motivated, and independent), and beginning readers. It then discusses a few basic principles of teaching that should run through all instruction: modeling, scaffolded instruction, discussing the what, how, why, and when of each strategy, and caring. The next 4 sections of the paper addresses specific instructional strategies for beginning reading, vocabulary, comprehension of narrative texts (stories), and comprehension of informational texts and study skills. In each of these four sections, the paper discusses the purposes and procedures for each strategy or activity described. The paper concludes with a discussion of evaluating student progress. (Contains 26 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Institute on Education Reform, 101 Taylor Education Building, Lexington, KY 40506.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Inst. on Education Reform.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky