ERIC Number: ED489008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
The Reading Club: A Guide to a Literacy Intervention Program for Reluctant Readers in Spanish and English
Rowman & Littlefield Education
As a result of recent federal legislation, school districts are being required to have all students reading at grade level by the year 2012. Such an exceedingly lofty goal cannot be achieved without powerful intervention programs. Here is a guide for districts and schools that outlines an intervention program for students in grades 1-3 who struggle in their literacy development. Offered in English and/or Spanish, it is designed for small groups of four or less to provide more individualized instruction. The program is easily adaptable for use by educational assistants, classroom teachers, and/or reading specialists. This book has the potential to help the majority of its students achieve grade level literacy skills within a single academic year. It addresses all of the reading components of the Reads First Initiative, including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. In addition, there is a well-developed emphasis on strategy development and assessment of student progress. The format of the lessons involves daily thirty-minute intervention sessions which complement but do not replace classroom literacy instruction. The book is for principals, curriculum specialists, reading coordinators, teachers, inservice and preservice teachers, and educational assistants. Following an introduction, the book is organized into the following six chapters: (1) Overview of the Reading Club; (2) The Reading Club Sessions; (3) Assessing Student Progress; (4) Inservice for Educational Assistants; (5) Strategy Development; and (6) Exiting the Program. The following are appended: (1) El Club de Lectura/The Reading Club for Kindergarten; (2) El Club de Lectura/The Reading Club, Fourth-Grade Social Studies; (3) El Club de Lectura/The Reading Club, Fifth-Grade Social Studies; (4) Screening Materials in English and Spanish; (5) Word Works Materials; (6) Student Monitoring Forms; and (7) Inservice Plans. A list of references and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Reading Programs, Literacy, Spanish, English, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Social Studies, Screening Tests
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A