ERIC Number: ED459431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Book Club Plus: A Conceptual Framework To Organize Literacy Instruction. CIERA Report.
Raphael, Taffy; Florio-Ruane, Susan; George, MariAnne
This report addresses how literacy teachers can teach everything that their students need to develop the foundational skills and strategies of literacy, without sacrificing a focus on higher-level thinking about substantive content and good literature. It also addresses the impact on student learning when teachers use a literature-based reading program framework. The authors/educators and members of the Teachers Learning Collaborative present the results of a 3-year collaborative effort to create an innovative literacy curriculum framework that would support teachers' dual--and often competing--commitments in literacy instruction: (1) to make sure that all students have the opportunity to learn literacy skills and strategies with texts that are at their instructional level; and (2) to make sure that all students have access to, and instruction with, texts that are appropriate to their age level, even if the students are unable to read such materials without support. The report describes the result of their efforts, the Book Club Plus instructional framework. It first details the framework's conceptual foundations and the problem that it was designed to address, before describing the implementation of Book Club Plus in a third grade classroom. It concludes by presenting three cases, reflecting the diversity of students taking part in the program and the ways in which those students benefited from their participation in Book Club Plus and related activities. Includes 5 figures and 19 citations of children's books. (Contains 31 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Diversity (Student), Grade 3, Instructional Innovation, Literacy, Primary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Teacher Collaboration
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.