ERIC Number: ED445314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Administration of Multi-Faceted Reading Skills Programs: A Dual-Text Program for Ninth-Graders; Applying Reading Strategies in the Social Studies Content Area and Teaching Reading Skills in a Reading Class.
Marnell, E. R.
Three reading skills programs were developed as part of one school system's attempt to increase the reading achievement scores of its ninth graders. The first program was designed to establish interdisciplinary and teaching and collaborative learning techniques among the teachers in the "Ninth Grade Academy." The second program involved a dual-text program geared to improving the reading skills of remedial-level freshmen students and encouraging reading in content areas. The third program, a pilot program known as Skilled Comprehenders, was an extension program for continuing growth in reading. It was a multiple-strategy, developmental reading instruction effort emphasizing the total language arts spectrum and utilizing interdisciplinary techniques as well as cooperative learning strategies. It was inaugurated to assist sophomores and involved two high schools. All three programs produced measurable and significant reading level gains. This paper presents three case studies of the programs. Contains 4 tables of data. An appendix contains the stated rationale of the Ninth Grade Academy; outlines of presentations given during inservice training sessions; and a description of the Skilled Comprehenders program as well as program materials. (EF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeKalb County School System, Decatur, GA.