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Sanacore, Joseph – Clearing House, 2002
Proposes that a local homework club can provide the type of setting that supports a school's instructional priorities. Notes that homework clubs are also important because they foster individualization of instruction. Discusses key elements of effective homework clubs. Suggests that club activities can be enhanced through effective staff…
Descriptors: Assignments, Early Adolescents, Educational Environment, Evaluation Methods
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Sanacore, Joseph – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1995
Offers suggestions for administrators when they observe content area classrooms with a whole language thrust. Discusses instructional goals, sharing the learning-teaching process, classroom organization, classroom library, writing, and importance of meaning. (SR)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Secondary Education
Sanacore, Joseph – 1987
In school districts throughout the United States, at-risk students are receiving remedial instruction in learning centers outside the classroom. Because this separation increases the likelihood that students will receive a fragmented education, learning center staff should provide remedial students with "curricular congruence," or content and…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Functional Reading, High Schools, Individualized Reading
Sanacore, Joseph – 1995
For better or worse, administrators observing classroom teaching is a leadership priority in many American schools. In a whole language environment, a variety of activities are usually occurring simultaneously. Goals are therefore needed to provide instructional direction and to clarify for observers, the teacher, and students why the students are…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Secondary Education, Student Centered Curriculum
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Sanacore, Joseph – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1997
Discusses why it is important for teachers to demonstrate positive reading/thinking behaviors throughout the school year. Discusses five examples of such demonstrations in the classroom. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Strategies
Sanacore, Joseph – 1997
During the past several decades, educators have been experimenting with a variety of humanistic innovations to enrich students' academic, social, and emotional growth. These innovations include mainstreaming, inclusion, and detracking, and their intent is to reach out to all students, especially at-risk learners. To reach out, however, requires…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Size, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation
Sanacore, Joseph – 1992
Emerging literacy is a vital concern not only for whole language enthusiasts but also for all concerned with helping each child extend his or her individual literacy development. By avoiding a traditional, behavioristic, reductionist, readiness-oriented classroom, the primary school teacher provides a greater opportunity for creating a natural…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Dramatic Play, Emergent Literacy
Sanacore, Joseph – 1997
One of education's most important goals should be to promote the lifetime love of reading. However, the standards initiative, the debate about creating a national curriculum, and the bashing of whole language efforts are among the high visibility trends that are causing teachers and administrators to focus on phonics, spelling, vocabulary, and…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning, Literacy
Sanacore, Joseph – 1990
Providing young children with a better balance between narrative and expository text makes sense. Initially, children develop fluency through familiar narrative structures and themes. As the children achieve reading fluency, however, they benefit from increased exposure to expository text. Supporting this thrust are varied approaches and…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Emergent Literacy, Periodicals
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Sanacore, Joseph – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1996
Discusses several ingredients which represent a reasonable sense of direction for promoting effective inclusionary practices in schools: staffing, teacher-led staff development, effective classroom practices, the importance of higher-order literacy, and other considerations. (SR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Sanacore, Joseph – 2002
Recently, the professional literature as well as the media have focused on the achievement gap between African American and White students. Although some of the solutions proposed are grounded in substantive thinking, others are representative of the typical quick fixes that continue to dominate public education while not improving the teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Strategies
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Sanacore, Joseph – Clearing House, 2000
Argues for the fundamental importance of fostering a lifetime reading habit in middle school students. Discusses various ways to provide opportunities to read in middle school; describes teacher demonstrations of effective reading/thinking behaviors; discusses reading aloud; and notes the importance of literacy educators advocating this kind of…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Lifelong Learning, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
Sanacore, Joseph – 2001
Fostering the lifelong habit of reading is a vitally important goal that educators should embrace. When teaching and learning are connected to lifetime literacy efforts, students are in a better position to learn effectively and to develop the love of learning. Many teachers and administrators have demonstrated a keen interest in helping their…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning
Sanacore, Joseph – 1990
Educators must accept the challenge of encouraging the lifetime reading habit in school. Students who are surrounded with books, newspapers, magazines, and other materials will be tempted to browse and to read from these sources. When selecting materials for the classroom, educators should work closely with the library media specialist who is…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Attitudes
Sanacore, Joseph – 1993
A literature-based approach across the curriculum helps students to personalize content-area curricula, to enjoy reading a diversity of subject-matter materials, and to improve attitudes toward reading. Teachers, supervisors, and administrators can cooperatively support literature-based practice across the curriculum by creating a positive…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership
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