ERIC Number: ED438525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on Reading. A Companion to: Beginning Reading Instruction. A Response from the Texas Education Agency and The Texas Mentor School Network Region XIII to the Governor's Reading Challenge. Texas Reading Initiative.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.
This booklet presents many examples of instructional activities that occur on a daily basis on the campuses of Spotlight Schools, schools identified by the Texas Education Agency as having student populations that reflect a diversity of ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds, and demonstrate that essentially all children can become readers. It is designed as a companion to the "little red book"--officially known as "Beginning Reading Instruction: Components and Features of a Research-Based Reading Program"--which describes some important aspects of effective reading instruction, as well as elements of classroom and campus supports for effective instruction. The activities in this booklet exemplify the components of instruction that appear in the little red book. The activities in the booklet are divided into sections on oral language development; concepts of print; reading aloud; phonemic awareness; alphabetic knowledge; alphabetic principle; decoding strategies; writing and spelling; fluency development; independent reading; vocabulary development; and comprehension strategies. A list of Spotlight Schools and a list, of 28 commercially developed materials Spotlight Schools principals reported in use at their schools are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.