ERIC Number: ED492059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Narrowing the Literacy Gap: What Works in High-Poverty Schools
Barone, Diane M.
This book offers new insights and information on why students in high-poverty schools struggle with literacy achievement and what specific factors promote success. Findings from a unique study are translated into clear recommendations for enriching the classroom environment at different grade levels and helping all children, including English language learners, become highly skilled readers and writers. Packed with compelling observations and data, the book illustrates the realities of day-to-day life in the classroom, provides snapshots of exemplary instructional practices, and emphasizes the key role of teacher-student interactions in overcoming barriers to learning. The book contains five chapters as follows: (1) Learning from Students over Time; (2) Looking at Students' Literacy Learning; (3) Learning from Teachers; (4) Widening the Lens: Multiple Perspectives on Teaching and Learning; and (5) Conundrums and Discoveries Along the Way. An appendix is also included.
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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