ERIC Number: ED459450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Early Reading: A Resource Guide for Elementary Schools.
St. John, Edward P.; Loescher, Siri Ann
Indiana's Early Intervention Grant Program (EIGP) provides funding for Reading Recovery and other early interventions focused on improvement in early reading programs (Grades 1-5). This resource guide provides information that schools in Indiana can use to plan for proposals for EIGP and other grant programs, such as comprehensive school reform (CSR). The guide has four parts plus appendixes. Part I: The Resource Guide provides background on research-based reading reforms, early reading interventions, comprehensive reforms, Indiana Academic Standards for reading, and suggestions for using the guide. Part II: Early Reading Interventions compares the program features of targeted interventions (e.g., Early Steps, Reading Recovery) and classroom-based interventions (e.g., Four Blocks, Literacy Collaborative). Part III: Comprehensive School Reforms compares two types of comprehensive reforms that include a focus on early reading; process-oriented reforms (e.g., Accelerated Schools Project) and curriculum-based reforms (e.g., Success for All). Part IV: Assessing Early Reading Programs consists of a step-by-step guide for assessing early reading programs and developing a grant proposal. Appended are a glossary of program features; an early reading and literacy classroom survey; and charts showing program features related to standards. (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Grants, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Resource Materials
Indiana Education Policy Center, Smith Center for Research in Education, Suite 170, 2805 E. 10th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Tel: 812-855-1240; Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~iepc/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana