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ERIC Number: EJ1059590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Lessons from the Literacy Club: Hamlet Meets the Lion King After-School
Darvin, Jacqueline
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v19 p39-56 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide a model of an academic intervention and support program in literacy that focuses on the needs of individual students and revalues them as readers, goals that are of extreme importance when working with adolescents who have repeatedly experienced academic failure and view themselves as poor readers. This article describes the key elements and strategies of an academic intervention and support program called the Literacy Club that was designed for struggling high school readers and their literacy tutors. This article supplies a literacy-focused lesson plan format that teachers from the Literacy Club deemed successful for integrating literacy objectives and strategies into the teaching of "Hamlet" and concludes with the three reading strategies that were considered the most helpful by the students.
New York State Reading Association. PO Box 874, Albany, NY 12201. Tel: 518-434-4748; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York