ERIC Number: ED437631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Teens for Literacy: Promoting Reading and Writing in Schools and Communities.
Berger, Allen; Shafran, Elizabeth A.
This book describes a literacy program called Teens for Literacy, in operation over 10 years, and explains how readers can set up a similar program in their school or community. The book states that the program is intended to interest middle school and high school students in promoting literacy while improving their reading and writing skills. It explains that teams of four or five students at each school participate directly in the literacy process by tutoring peers and elementary children in reading, reading aloud to others, coordinating reading contests, and designing posters to encourage reading throughout the school and community. According to the book, the program's three main objectives are to involve students directly in promoting literacy, to encourage students to continue their education at a postsecondary institution, and to acquaint students with teaching as a possible career. The book outlines the objectives and components of the program, explains how to plan the program at an individual school, and offers guidelines for establishing an effective tutoring component within the larger program. It also offers information on the teens' visits to a university or community partner, discusses how to expand the program beyond one school, and suggests how to evaluate the program's success. (Contains 48 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Literacy, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Peer Teaching, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Tutoring, Writing Improvement, Youth Programs
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($14.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.