ERIC Number: ED447431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of Literacy Collaborative, a comprehensive, schoolwide program designed to provide long-term support to schools working toward successful literacy achievement for every child by the end of 2nd grade. There are currently (year 2000) 390 literacy coordinators or trainers serving 372 schools in 25 states. The instructional framework centers on a two-hour literacy lesson that integrates both reading and writing activities. Flexible grouping is used, depending on the instructional purpose and selected activity. Students needing more help receive one-to-one intervention through Reading Recovery tutoring. An assessment and research component includes reflective practice by teachers, formal and informal systematic assessment, and data collection to analyze changes in students' literacy learning over time. Sections of the paper discuss background, philosophy and goals, program components, evidence of effectiveness, professional development and support, implementation, costs, considerations, contact information, and policy issues and questions. (SR)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Primary Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Writing Relationship, Writing Instruction
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3600; Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.