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ERIC Number: ED420031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Get Involved: A Guide to California's New K-3 Reading Program. EdSource School Involvement Project.
EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Responding to a call to action by California's state leaders to make reading instruction in the early grades a top priority in the public schools, this booklet discusses California's new K-3 reading program. It begins with a discussion of what prompted this new focus on reading, and then discusses the four major elements of a balanced reading program: (1) a strong literature, language, and comprehension program; (2) an organized, explicit skills program that includes phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling; (3) ongoing diagnosis to inform teachers and parents about individual student progress; and (4) a powerful early intervention program to help children catch up when they are having problems. The booklet also discuses instruction of English language learners; challenges beyond the K-3 classroom; whether educators will be able to implement these changes; older students; how long it will take to see results; measuring program effectiveness; and the role of parents and the community. A nine-item list of publications and websites is attached. (RS)
EdSource, 4151 Middlefield Rd., Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4743; phone: 650-857-9604.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California