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ERIC Number: EJ1059628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
The 6Rs Approach: Developing "Critical" Writers among Poor, Urban Students in a Summer Literacy Program
Blake, Brett Elizabeth; Sinatra, Richard
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v15 p62-79 Spr 2005
This paper describes the implementation of the 6Rs writing approach into a summer literacy program offered to poor, urban children in New York City. Taking a cue from Rosenblatt (2004) the authors believe that readers and writers add onto their understandings and extensions of language as they engage in and transact with new readings, new writing formats, and new learning environments. Further, through presenting actual student samples of writing, the authors show that these children, as readers and writers, can also learn to think and respond more critically to the texts they read and write, questioning, for example, stories and meanings that surround gender, race, and class, while meeting all-important state and city standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York