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ERIC Number: ED509788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 95
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
Teaching Literacy in the Turning Points School. Turning Points: Transforming Middle Schools
O'Brien, Martin; Rugen, Leah
Center for Collaborative Education
The purpose of this guide is to provide a middle school literacy model, to describe practices and strategies of literacy education, and to assist school communities as they implement a balanced Turning Points literacy program that is responsive to the particular needs of middle school students. This guide includes: (1) the rationale for a Turning Points model for literacy education; (2) an explanation of the literacy model; (3) literacy practices that demonstrate how a balanced literacy program for both school and classroom can be created in Turning Points schools; and (4) specific tools that can be used by members of the school community engaged in Turning Points literacy education. Six appendices are included: (1) Guidelines to Seven Comprehension Strategies; (2) Socratic Seminar Format; (3) School-wide Writing Assessment; (4) Roles for the Literacy Teacher; (5) Literature Response Options; and (6) Forms of Writing.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Collaborative Education