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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 04:40 AM

learning to read in the 1950s and 1960s

of course i learned phonics, and i want to hear that kids still learn their abcs and the sounds that the letters represent.

then, after dick and jane, we read little paragraphs or stories from a box of cards, color coded for difficulty. i think this was "sra." there is a little information on the internet. the boxes of cards are available on e bay.

but what i really want to know, is the system that projected short stories and paragraphs onto a screen, at varying and increasing speed, and then asked comprehension questions. what was this system called? is something similar still used?

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Reply learning to read in the 1950s and 1960s (Original post)
rampartc Oct 2018 OP
Nay Oct 2018 #1
rampartc Oct 2018 #3
eppur_se_muova Oct 2018 #2
rampartc Oct 2018 #4

Response to rampartc (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 10:11 AM

1. I was in elementary school in the late fifties -- I fondly remember the Dick and Jane books, but

I have no memory of the boxes of cards or the projected short stories. I'll have to go look them up. Interesting.

Do you happen to have a link to the stuff you found on Ebay? I'd love to see it.

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Response to Nay (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 11:53 AM

3. i'm almost sure this is what we used

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Response to rampartc (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 11:01 AM

2. Don't know the name, but it's been used to test reading speed at all levels.

I remember seeing it about 6th grade, and again in junior college. There's several sites with such tests online, e.g. http://www.freereadingtest.com/ (not an endorsement, just noting they're there).

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 11:54 AM

4. thanks

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