TITLE

Scripted Curriculum: Scourge or Salvation?

AUTHOR(S)
Gelberg, Denise
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Mar2008, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the significance of "Distar or Reading Mastery", a scripted program that relied on phonics for teaching beginning readers. It says that program taught a method of blending sounds made by letters and letter combinations so that they actually sounded like words rather than a succession of staccato phonemes. She says that the program mandated by the school is effective. As a result, 26 of her students tested "on level" or better on the Stanford Achievement Test for reading, 12 of her students topped out at reading on the 6th grade level.
ACCESSION #
31926044

 

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