ERIC Number: ED447422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Carbo Reading Styles.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of the Carbo Reading Styles Program (RSP), a comprehensive reading program that applies learning styles concepts to reading. The program uses themes, activities, and literature to help improve student performance across all subject areas. Main components of RSP include: a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate students' strengths; strategies for staffing and scheduling; heterogeneous grouping; parental involvement; the use of a reading style inventory to determine the most effective instruction for each student; and the Carbo Recorded-Book Method (with brief segments of high interest materials recorded on tape for repeated listening and reading). The program has been implemented in approximately 250 sites across the United States. Sections of the paper discuss background, philosophy and goals, program components, evidence of effectiveness, professional development and support, implementation, costs, considerations, contact information, and policy issues and questions. (SR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Attitudes, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Programs
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3600; Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.