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?
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.
probably updated since then.
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).