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ERIC Number: EJ1059674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
A Summer Literacy Approach Yields Success for Inner-City Children
Sinatra, Richard
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v14 p71-83 Spr 2004
This report describes the organizational structure, a literacy approach called the 6Rs, and theme-related components that occurred over three summers at CampUs. Thousands of inner-city children from housing development sites located in New York City's five boroughs were bused to a metropolitan university. During 10-day cycles, children read trade books related to themes, used concept maps to help reason through and retell/reconstruct the readings, wrote and revised papers, and did multi-media computer projects related to the themes. Informal evaluations of children's writings revealed both improvements in writing and awareness of the CampUs theme messages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York