ERIC Number: ED407665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 1997. A Journal of the New York State Reading Association.
Gormley, Kathleen A., Ed.; McDermott, Peter C., Ed.
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v7 Spr 1997
Sharing concerns and interests of New York State educators in the improvement of literacy, this annual journal raises educational issues such as: empowering students' voices; responding to the call for higher standards by instructing and including all learners; using the Internet to promote literacy; and poetry as a powerful genre. Articles in the journal also present literacy research conducted using a variety of approaches, descriptions of college-community partnerships, and recommendations of multicultural books and favorite stories. Articles in the journal are "Conversations in the Margins: Reading Literature as a Democratic Process" (Gordon M. Pradl); "Participating in Student-Led Book Clubs: The Case of Jennifer" (Virginia J. Goatley and Jeanne Marie Levine); "Meeting the Challenge of Tougher Literacy Standards" (Sean A. Walmsley); "Performance Assessment and the English Language Arts Standards" (Peter Johnston); "Retention and Promotional Gates: Expensive and Ineffective Ideas Make a Comeback" (Richard Allington); "Children Betrayed" (Walter E. Sawyer and Jean C. Sawyer); "Promoting Literacy on the Internet: A Model Classroom Activity" (Dennis G. Mike); "'Poetry Is a Gift You Get and Never Out Grow': Sixth Graders Discovering Poetry" (Barbara Combs and others); "Comparing Story Reading and Textbook Reading: Middle-Level Readers' Understanding of Text" (Margaret Morgan); "What's a Researcher, Anyway?" (Ellen Adams); "Thoughts on Affirming Young Children's Literacy Efforts" (Mary Shea); "Learning to Read: The Miracle of Language" (Elizabeth Stever);"Project HOPE: A Collaborative Literacy Effort for Urban Youth" (Mary Rearick); "The Culture of Families and the Building of School-Home Connections" (Sema Brainin); "School-Based Practicum in Reading Disabilities" (Laura Klenk and Janice F. Almasi); "The Literacy Focused School: A University-School Collaboration Project" (Carol G. Hittleman); "Constructing Bridges to Literacy through Multiethnic Literature for Children" (Violet H. Harada); and "Something Old, Something New: Children's Literature Favorites" (New York State Reading Association Literature Committee). Individual articles contain references. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergent Literacy, Internet, Poetry, Program Descriptions, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Student Empowerment, Urban Education
Language and Literacy Spectrum, NYSRA, 16 The Sage Estates, Albany, NY 12204 ($5).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Reading Association.
Identifiers - Location: New York