ERIC Number: ED438916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Of Primary Interest, 1998-1999.
Fielden, Frank, Ed.
Of Primary Interest, v6 n1-4 Win 1998-Fall 1999
This document is comprised of four consecutive issues (Winter 1998-Fall 1999) of a newsletter published quarterly to provide information on current research and practice to early childhood professionals teaching in the primary grades in Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Montana. The winter 1998 issue focuses on retention in the early grades, reviewing research, and providing alternative strategies. The spring 1999 issue also addresses grade retention, asserting that a long trail of research indicates that retention is not the appropriate route to improve student achievement. This issue also contains a brief summary of literacy accomplishments that should be evident in third-graders. The summer 1999 issue discusses myths of literacy development and contains a reprint of an ERIC Digest on kindergarten entrance age. The fall 1999 issue covers effective first-grade teaching methods, including how to build strong readers and writers, how to assess school readiness, and literacy accomplishments that should be evident in first-graders. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Emergent Literacy, Grade Repetition, Grade 1, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Literacy, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; Tel: 303-866-6674; Fax: 303-866-6857; Web Site: http://ericps.crc.vivc.edu/naecs/opi-nl.html
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Note: For 1995-1998 issues, see ED 426 792. Newsletter published quarterly. Published cooperatively with the Iowa Dept. of Education, The Nebraska Dept. of Education, The Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction, with the support of the Colorado Foundation for Families and Children.