ERIC Number: ED450341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
9 Effective Literacy Practices: Based on the Indicators of Capacity for School Reform Project's Massachusetts Literacy Study Findings.
RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Intended for use by teams of educators to spark discussion about current practices and how well their own approaches match identified best practices, this poster suggests nine effective literacy practices associated with improved student performance in the early grades. The nine practices are from a study of elementary schools with higher than average performance on literacy outcomes. Folded in four panels, the poster's back panel presents a short description of the poster, its genesis, and its uses. Opening the first fold, the two inner panels together offer descriptions of nine off-target literacy practices in the early grades that will not lead to strong student performance. Opening each of those folds shows the full poster describing nine on-target literacy practices. These discuss balancing phonics and literature, emphasis on literacy, small groups, staff relationships, professional development, student-centered setting, test preparation, use of information, and role of parents. The poster reminds educators that it is the sum total of practices that makes the difference for student results and the overall school culture--not any one practice. It notes that a discussion could begin with either the on-target poster or the off-target list. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Reading Research, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
LAB at Brown University, The Education Alliance, 222 Richmond St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903-4226. Tel: 800-521-9550 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Note: The poster may not reproduce well.