ERIC Number: ED497244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-2
Close the Achievement Gap: Simple Strategies That Work. The Nutshell Series
Pete, Brian M.; Fogarty, Robin J.
The idea that the person doing the talking is the person doing the learning seems counter-intuitive. Yet, that is exactly the case. When students put their thoughts into words, they internalize the learning. As they dialogue with peers, articulate their ideas, and express themselves, their oral language skills translate directly into written language skills. Explore six strategies that address the challenges of the achievement gap and represent the six parts of this book: (1) Set High Expectations: Get Kids Emotionally Involved; (2) Challenges Students to Think: Teach Higher Order Thinking; (3) Require Rigor: Require Complete Sentences, Standard English, Formal Register; (4) Leave Nothing to Chance: Revisit! Review! Re-Teach! Revise!; (5) Make No Excuses: Encourage At-Risk Participation; and (6) Insist on Results: Emphasize Reading. Also included are: (1) Introduction; (2) Introductory Comments; (3) Achievement Gap Facts; (4) A Story: Through the Cracks; (7) The Matthew Effect; (8) The Field Trip; (9) Heads Together; and (10) Six Simple Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap. A list of references; a bibliography; and a poem conclude the book.
Descriptors: Sentences, Oral Language, English, Language Skills, Writing Skills, Teacher Expectations of Students, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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