ERIC Number: ED355816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Literacy Club: A Cross-Age Tutoring/Paired Reading Project. NCBE Program Information Guide Series 13.
Cook, Barbara; Urzua, Carole
The literacy club described is a model cross-aged, paired reading program that is being successfully used in an elementary school in Redwood City, California to teach literacy skills to non-native speakers of English. The literacy club pairs older students--"rapid readers"--with younger students--"little readers"--in a yearlong reading experience that is managed by the teachers from both classes. As mentors, the rapid readers develop their literacy, reading, and social skills by helping little readers learn to read. This guide outlines the day-to-day activities students engage in as part of the program at the elementary school level and provides invaluable insights into the students' development and to the implementation of the literacy club program. A step-by-step checklist for replicating the literacy club model program at other schools and grade levels is provided. (VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Literacy, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Reading Programs, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
NCBE Orders, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.