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ERIC Number: ED467512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-11
Pages: 8
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Levels of Reading Achievement.
Ediger, Marlow
As students progress through the different grade levels, reading across the curriculum needs to be emphasized because it provides opportunities for students to practice reading in each academic discipline. Becoming a good reader is a curriculum "must." On the kindergarten level, experience charts may be used as an early means of teaching reading. A Big Book procedure could also be used in teaching reading to young children. In thinking of levels of reading, it may well follow or be used with the experience chart. When considering levels of reading instruction in addition to the experience chart and the Big Book procedure, perhaps individualized reading comes next in being an open-ended procedure of instruction. An ample number of library books on diverse general reading levels must be available for student choice. The level of library book chosen to read depends upon the student's ability to comprehend the contents. When basal readers are used in the classroom, the accompanying manual has objectives listed for students to achieve, learning opportunities for learners to pursue, and evaluation techniques to ascertain what students have learned. Basal readers are graded as to level. State mandated objectives for students to achieve are now in force in 49 of the 50 states. The local reading curriculum is to be aligned with the state mandated objectives. Assessment of student progress in reading will be emphasized within the framework of state mandated tests. Teachers and administrators should be on the lookout for innovative reading programs which might assist a student to achieve more optimally. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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