ERIC Number: ED496605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reading on the Go! Volume 2: A Handbook of Resources, Spring 2007
Popp, Patricia A.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
This handbook is the second volume in a publication supported by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) to explore reading instruction for students experiencing high mobility as a result of high poverty. The initial document, "Reading on the Go! Students Who Are Highly Mobile and Reading Instruction," reviewed the characteristics of highly mobile students and provided a literature review of reading instruction focused on research about reading and high poverty. The goal was to help practitioners better understand the needs of highly mobile students and inform their selection and structure of programs by making research-based decisions. Volume 2, "A Handbook of Resources," presents materials based on the literature reviewed in Volume 1 that was further shaped by the input of teachers who work with students experiencing homelessness. The focus is on supplemental instruction and children in preschool and elementary grades (the emphasis being K-3 instruction). I hope that the information in this handbook provides new ideas and tools to ensure students who are highly mobile, living in poverty, and experiencing homelessness acquire the reading skills they need to succeed AND to enjoy the treasures and wonderment that comes from reading. Appended are: (1) Case studies of local sites visited; (2) Sample forms shared by local sites; (3) Summary of state coordinators' focus groups; and (4) Summary of NAEHCY conference focus group. (Contains 8 tables and 4 figures.) [For Volume 1 of this book (2004), see ED491203.]
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Reading Instruction, Supplementary Education, Poverty, Focus Groups, Homeless People, Reading Skills, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Program Administration, Program Implementation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.serve.org/nche
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.