ERIC Number: ED493054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
A Model Secondary (6-12) Plan for Reading Intervention and Development: A Response to Requests from Minnesota Schools and Districts to Provide Guidance in Developing Reading Intervention Programs for Secondary Students
Ferraro, Jan; Houck, Bonnie; Klund, Sue; Hexum-Platzer, Sharon; Vortman-Smith, Jan
Minnesota Department of Education
The "Model Secondary (6-12) Plan for Reading Intervention and Development" has been designed to meet the cognitive needs of middle school through high school students whose reading performance ranges from those significantly below expectation through those reading at or above grade level. The reading needs of the population of students in need of intervention are so significant that additional support above and beyond reading in language arts and other content areas is necessary. Students reading at or above grade level will also benefit from explicit reading instruction at a developmental level. Reading intervention instruction requires delivery by a licensed reading professional during a specified daily reading class period. Class size is also of importance and depends upon the program of intervention being delivered. Developmental reading instruction may be delivered through content area courses. This document is designed to assist schools and districts in beginning the process of constructing a reading program. In the process of developing these programs, it is important to investigate research relating to motivation. It is important to provide choice in reading, provide print sources that are at students independent reading levels, provide opportunities to read independently, and provide opportunities to respond and react to text orally and/or in writing. [This report was developed by the Quality Teaching Network: Reading (QTN:R).]
Descriptors: Intervention, Class Size, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, Methods Research, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Summative Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Program Effectiveness
Minnesota Department of Education. 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8200; Web site: http://www.education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.