ERIC Number: ED461247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Tips for Finding and Serving Children Who Most Need Help in Reading: America Reads Challenge.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
A central goal of America Reads Challenge sites is to serve children who most need help in reading. This booklet provides tip sheets on finding and serving economically disadvantaged Title I children, children with disabilities, linguistically and culturally diverse children, migrant children, and preschool children so that they can benefit from participation in an America Reads Challenge site. Tips for including children with disabilities include: (1) establish a philosophy of inclusion by building the program on a philosophy that says all children benefit from services that value and recognize the importance of diversity, attracting volunteers who can help support inclusion, and including children with disabilities in promotional materials; (2) make contacts before school ends by contacting the director of special education in the local school district, asking local schools to contact families who have children with special needs, and meeting with teachers and parents of children with disabilities; (3) link volunteers with potential trainers by establishing partnerships with local school personnel and parents; and (4) select sites that are accessible to children and adults with disabilities. A list of organizations is provided for further information about including children with disabilities in the program. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.