ERIC Number: ED370087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Physical and Social Contexts for Motivating Reading and Writing. The WRAp Program. Instructional Resource No. 5.
Morrow, Lesley Mandel; Rand, Muriel K.
Emerging from a series of research studies, the WRAp (Writing and Reading Appreciation) program is designed to motivate reading and writing in the elementary classroom. The WRAp program includes: (1) the design of literacy centers; (2) teacher-modeled activities with children's literature; and (3) a period for independent reading and writing called WRAp Time. Through the use of these physical and social contexts, children are motivated to read and write voluntarily in socially cooperative activities. The cooperative literacy experiences of the program are a challenge for teachers and rewarding for the children. (Contains 23 references and 5 figures listing features of the WRAp program.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.