ERIC Number: ED428383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Developing Reading Skills in Below-Grade Level Students Using a Combination Approach in a Literature-based Environment.
Brocato, Linda N.
This program was developed and implemented in a third- and fourth-grade classroom setting (with the teacher's support) to develop reading skills in below-grade level students. This was also a Specific Learning Disabled Inclusion Model classroom. The objectives for the program were for 18 of 24 students to increase their oral reading skills by at least 6 months, increase their reading fluency by one level; and to achieve at least a 3.5 out of 5 on a Likert reader attitude scale. The intervention program used a combination approach including phonics, context clues, sight words, and interactive vocabulary in a contextual, literature-based environment. A love and enjoyment of literacy was fostered concurrently with the development of the students' reading skills. Two of the three program's objectives were met with the target group improving dramatically in all areas. Contains 50 references; appendixes include a writer-created teacher survey, fluency checklist, attitude/concept survey, game and parent/teacher/principal permission forms. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.