ERIC Number: ED464334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Reading for Understanding: A Modern Urban Success Story.
Montoya, Colleen, Ed.
R&D Alert, Sum 1999
This quarterly newsletter covers educational issues affecting schools in WestEd's 4-state region (Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah) and nationwide. This Summer 1999 edition contains a lead article entitled "Reading for Understanding: A Modern Urban Success Story," which describes a course in "academic literacy," developed by educators Ruth Schoenbach, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Christine Cziko in 1996. The article states that a group of San Francisco ninth graders improved their reading comprehension substantially on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) standardized test after taking the course; in 20 other Bay Area middle and high schools, students gained almost two years reading comprehension from October to May. Other articles in the newsletter are: "Institute Trains Overlooked Population: Tutors and Paraeducators"; "Teaching Children to Read Is Everyone's Responsibility"; and "Network Trains Teachers To Help All Children Become Literate." (NKA)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Tutors, Urban Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.