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ERIC Number: EJ830042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Becoming Successful Readers: A Volunteer Tutoring Program for Culturally Diverse Students
Moore-Hart, Margaret; Karabenick, Stuart A.
Literacy Research and Instruction, v48 n2 p149-171 Apr 2009
In 1996 President Clinton established the America Reads Challenge Act (1997), which included a commitment that every child will read independently and well by the end of third grade. This initiative was predicated on links between achievement and poverty (Riley, 1996, 2002) and that children reading below grade level in the early grades perform more poorly in subsequent grades (Clay, 1985; Juel, 1996; Stanovich, 1986). Responding to this challenge, we report evidence that a structured volunteer tutoring program successfully increased culturally diverse students' reading/writing performance in six elementary schools in Southeast Michigan. Specifically, the objectives of the volunteer tutoring program were to increase the reading performance of culturally diverse students, improve students' attitudes toward reading, and evaluate the program's overall efficacy. (Contains 1 figure, 1 footnote and 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan