ERIC Number: EJ951290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Fostering Reading Excellence at Every Level of School through Reading Clinics
Ortlieb, Evan; Grandstaff-Beckers, Gerlinde; Cheek, Earl H., Jr.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n1 p1-6 2012
With the increased emphasis on standardized testing from state and federal mandates, the need for reading remediation has intensified. Programs directed toward increasing student test scores have been put in place nationwide with mixed results. These initiatives include response to intervention (RTI), direct instruction, and individualized education programs (IEPs); however, the focus remains on correcting students' problems, rather than on creating an environment in which success is not only attainable but also allows students to flourish. Imagine a place where students are motivated, intrigued, and eager to find what the teacher has planned for the day. This is not fantasy; this place is known as a reading clinic. This article aims to detail specifics on how to effectively structure and lead operations at a reading clinic at any grade level--from elementary to postsecondary school.
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Standardized Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Individualized Education Programs, Direct Instruction, Individualized Programs, Reading Centers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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