ERIC Number: ED480090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Literacy Research Network Annual Meeting (Naperville, Illinois, November 6-7, 2002).
Righeimer, Jennie; Grant, Peggy
The primary purpose of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL's) Center for Literacy is to improve the reading achievement of all students by providing assistance to schools, districts, education service agencies, and state education agencies in defining and implementing research-based best practices in literacy. The Center for Literacy established the Regional and National Network of Research and Professional Organizations (referred to as the Literacy Research Network) to examine current trends in literacy research on a national level. The topic of the Annual Meeting of the Literacy Research Network, held on November 6-7, 2002, in Naperville, Illinois, was secondary content-area reading. This report on the meeting is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Secondary Content-Area Reading; Elementary Reading Assessment; and Reference List (n=15). Papers in the report are: Keynote Address: "Adolescent Literacy Instruction: Insights and Strategies for Making It More Meaningful" (Donna E. Alvermann); "Using Digital Media with At-Risk Adolescents" (David G. O'Brien); "Using Multiple Texts to Teach Content" (Cynthia R. Hynd); "Research on Teacher Reflection: Promising Directions" (Thomas W. Bean); "Cultural Modeling: Bridging Students' Cultural Funds of Knowledge and Reading Comprehension in Response to Literature" (Carol D. Lee); "Illinois Snapshot of Early Literacy" (Roberta Buhle); "Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (Faith Stevens); "The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" (Susan M. Smartt); and "An Overview of Classroom-Based Diagnostic Tools That Support the Connection of Assessment and Instruction" (Laurie Elish-Piper). Appendixes contain biographies of speakers, a reading list of Donna E. Alvermann, and selected references of David G. O'Brien. (NKA)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Reports
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Editorial Offices: NCREL, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., #200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/litweb/meeting/lrnmtg02.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Michigan