Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12

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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. Addressing critical issues related to pre-adolescent and adolescent literacy learners with a focus on closing the achievement gap, this valuable resource is essential reading for those involved in teaching and setting policy for literacy education in grades 4 through 12.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807744871
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 5/26/2004
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Learning and teaching literacy in grades 4-12 : issues and challenges 1
Pt. I Understanding the literacy achievement gap : learners and context 15
1 Reconceptualizing the literacy learning of Latino students 17
2 Coming of age in working-poor America : lessons from ethnography and teaching 30
3 Improving reading achievement in secondary schools : structures and reforms 43
4 Motivation for reading during the early adolescent and adolescent years 56
5 African American students and literacy 70
6 Improving literacy skills of at-risk adolescents : a schoolwide response 86
Pt. II Addressing the literacy achievement gap : promising practices 107
7 Strategies to accelerate reading success (STARS) in the middle grades 109
8 Literacy as the key to academic success and educational reform 126
9 Five years later : the outcomes of a schoolwide approach to increasing achievement in an urban high school 147
10 Improving literacy through professional development : success and sustainability in a middle school 164
11 Project CRISS : reading, writing, and learning in the content subjects 183
12 Apprenticing urban youth to science literacy 200
13 Explaining explanations : developing scientific literacy in middle school project-based science reforms 227
14 The talent development literacy program for poorly prepared high school students 252
15 Sample activities for teachers : in classrooms, schools, and communities 266
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