Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1980

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Sherrie A. Chrysler

Third Committee Member

Calvin Greatsinger


The project resulted in the development of participation based reading selections and their accompanying teaching suggestions to be used with disabled secondary readers. The complete materials stressed hands-on applications and product-producing activities. The reading selections were written for several levels of reading difficulty. They incorporated the teaching of literary skills, study skills, and functional-living skills and provided practice in following directions. The approach produced materials meant to be a specific fit for disabled secondary readers who prefer to learn by doing.