ERIC Number: ED335670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy in Classrooms: Reports of Classroom Research Projects Conducted by Teachers.
Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Reporting on small-scale classroom research projects dealing with diverse aspects of literacy, this collection of 13 research reports from Canada emphasizes common themes. These themes are: the need for parental participation in literacy and numeracy development, the beneficial effects of tutoring, the need for a wide and varied classroom collection of books of interest to children, the strong connection between reading and writing, and the use of computers to develop the skills of an author. Reports in the collection are: "Promoting Reading: A Caring Partnership Approach" (Linda Graves and Roberta Richert); "A Home Reading Program for Children for Whom English is a Second Language" (Patricia Gudlaugson and others); "Summer Paired Reading Project: Learning with Love" (Alison K. Beil); "Literature-Based Co-operative Reading Program" (Connie Barkase and Nancy Farrell); "Paired Reading in Portage: How Parents Made a Difference" (Catherine M. Hoover); "1-2-1 Tutoring: An Impact Study" (Donald E. Cordell); "The Use of the Reading Styles Inventory in Increasing Reading Rates and Comprehension of Middle Level Students" (Sheila Gabert); "Mathematical Literacy: It's for Everyone" (Kerry Black and others); "K.V. Literacy Profile Project" (John Calder and others); "Sustaining the Joy: A Study into Adolescent Aliteracy" (Susan M. Leppington); "Computer-Mediated Writing: The Writer in Electronic Residence" (Trevor Owen); "Let's Write Together" (Martha Gabriel); and "Nurturing Early Literacy: A Literature Based Program for At-Risk First Graders" (Elizabeth L. Strong and Lori Wilki). (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Parent Participation, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Summer Programs, Teacher Researchers, Tutoring, Writing Research
Canadian Teachers Federation, 110 Argyle Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B4, Canada ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Paired Reading; Reading Motivation