Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12

Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12

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This book addresses critical issues related to pre-adolescent and adolescent literacy learners with a focus on closing the achievement gap. Despite efforts by educators and policymakers during the past several decades, certain groups of students--primarily African American students, English language learners, and students from low-income homes--continue to underperform on commonly used measures of academic achievement. Too often, teachers and administrators lack both proper preparation and good ideas to confront these issues.Strategy #8 a€” Questioning Over several months during 2003, the literacy leadership team discussed the need to ... Too often, teachers ask literal questions in an aquot;initiate-respond-evalu- ateaquot; (IRE) format (Cazden, 1988). ... Toward that end, the school has received a supplemental grant to develop and implement a ninth-grade writing class for all students. ... and that the current accountability systems require performance on multiple-choice and essay tests, the literacy leadership teamanbsp;...

Title:Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12
Author: Dorothy S. Strickland, Donna E. Alvermann
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2004-01-01

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