Syllabus for reading instruction with the individualized approach

The purpose of this project was to develop a syllabus for teaching reading with the individualized approach. This was accomplished through research, visiting classrooms which used IR, and talking to teachers interested in this approach.The findings were then organized into eight sessions. This was patterned after the in-service classes offered by the Los Angeles City Schools since this is where the author teaches. The course focuses on the characteristics of IR and the implications for classroom practice and management. The emphasis was on the flexibility of the IR Approach and was intended to be very pragmatic. Each of the eight sessions in the syllabus begins with anticipated outcomes followed by the content to be lectured on and discussed. Topics for discussion are included next followed by suggested readings. Each session has materials for distribution which it is hoped will give each participant help in implementing IR in their own classroom.