ERIC Number: ED445315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Building on the Best, Learning from What Works: Five Promising Remedial Reading Intervention Programs.
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This paper describes five promising remedial reading intervention programs. Each program has its own strengths and weaknesses, but all show evidence of high standards, effectiveness, replicability, and support structures. Direct Instruction is a highly structured instructional approach, designed to accelerate the learning of at-risk students. Early Steps is an early intervention/tutorial program in reading and language arts for first-grade students who are at risk for reading failure. Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction is designed to improve students' ability to read, understand and communicate in English. The Lindamood-Bell method is designed for students with reading disabilities who also have unreliable auditory perceptions, teaching alternate ways to perceive various sounds that make up words in the English language. Reading Recovery is a one-on-one tutorial for first graders who perform at or below the 20th percentile in reading. Contains 39 references and 5 tables of data. Selected resources and contact information is presented for each program. (EF)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Intervention, Grade 1, High Risk Students, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Web site: http://www.aft.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.