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ERIC Number: EJ823457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Understanding the Fourth-Grade Slump: Our Point of View
Sanacore, Joseph; Palumbo, Anthony
Educational Forum, v73 n1 p67-74 Jan 2009
Educators know that an achievement gap exists between students of low-income and middle-income families, a gap that is especially evident in fourth grade and beyond. This essay explores issues related to this gap, including primary-level children being immersed in narrative text and, therefore, unprepared for the challenges of informational text and content-specific vocabulary; lack of available material children are interested in reading; and limited reading opportunities created by a focus on high-stakes, test-preparation regimens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A