ERIC Number: ED415877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
The New York Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program, October 1992-September 1993.
Rosenthal, Diane J.
The Saturday Writing Workshop Course, a project of The New York Public Library, targeted Adult Basic Education (ABE) students who are unable to attend classes during the week and who are inexperienced writers who are closed out of traditional literacy/ABE programs because they have advanced reading skills. The project served a community of over 200,000 people. Tutoring was done one-on-one, in small groups, and in classes. Tutoring was a small component of the course, and was used to provide teacher/trainees with practical experience in writing process instruction. Student progress was assessed using dialogue journals, small group discussions, teacher and tutor observations, and portfolios. Goals for the fiscal year 1993 Writing Workshop Course included: training 10-15 teachers and volunteer tutors to use the writing process model; preparing apprentice teachers to train their staff in writing process approaches; helping students improve their writing and attitudes toward writing; and producing an anthology of students' writing for each course. Attachments include samples of reflective writing, news articles, promotional materials, and "Spring Reflections"--an anthology of student writing from the spring 1993 Saturday Writing Workshop held at the St. Agnes Branch Library. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Federal Programs, Grants, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Student Publications, Teachers, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: New York Public Library, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act