ERIC Number: ED445322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
When Stars Read. Second Revision. [Videotape].
National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This 12 minute videotape presents the stories of young children and adolescents who have experienced difficulty in learning to read. The three children and the adolescent featured in the video tell in their own words of the pain they felt by not being able to learn to read and the effect on their self esteem. The video consists of these children's own short films about their difficulties--in effect, they are the "stars" of the video. The video also notes that these children were able to learn to read, or to read better, through tutoring, which led to increased confidence and self esteem. It notes that the best form of reading instruction integrates the teaching of words as made up of sounds; linking sounds to letters; and teaching reading for fluency, comprehension, and fun using a wide range of literature. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Self Esteem, Tutoring, Videotape Recordings
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bldg. 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-2425. Tel: 800-370-2943 (Toll Free); e-mail: NICHD Clearinghouse@mail.nih.gov.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.