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ERIC Number: EJ908654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Teaching against the Grain: One Title I School's Journey toward Project-Based Literacy Instruction
Parsons, Seth A.; Metzger, Salem Rainey; Askew, Jeanna; Carswell, Ashley R.
Literacy Research and Instruction, v50 n1 p1-14 2011
The current high-stakes testing environment is compelling many educators to teach reading in programmatic ways. This type of teaching contrasts research on effective literacy instruction. This article describes a Title I elementary school's effort to improve literacy instruction not by adopting a program but rather by providing professional development emphasizing project-based literacy instruction. A teacher research study examined how teachers implemented project-based literacy instruction and how they felt about using such instruction. This study found several themes in (a) the types of projects teachers implemented, (b) what went well in using project-based instruction, and (c) obstacles teachers faced in implementing this type of instruction. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A