ERIC Number: ED469776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing an Intensive Reading and Writing Program for Secondary Students. Professional Development Guide.
Texas Univ., Austin. Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts.
This professional development guide is designed for educators who work with secondary students who are struggling in reading and writing and who need intensive, individualized instruction to improve their skills. Examples of students for whom this guide is intended include: students with disabilities, English language learners, and low-achieving students. The guide includes specific instructional strategies on reading components based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) including word study, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The guide also contains specific information on the critical features of effective reading instruction. It includes four sections of materials for workshop presenters. The first section, Professional Development, includes speaker's notes and activities to accompany each overhead transparency. The second section, Overheads, includes transparencies containing key points and activities for the workshop. The third section, Handouts, includes copies of the overhead transparencies for participants to take notes and additional activities that can be used with students. Instructional activities are provided to accompany those presented in the workshop. Additional instructional activity ideas are provided for each reading component: word study, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The fourth section, references, contains information on 49 sources for further reading. (RS)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Instructional Innovation, Program Implementation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Training Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Difficulties, Writing Instruction
Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712. Tel: 512-232-2320. For full text: http://www.texasreading.org/tcrla.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills