Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools

Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools

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This book shares lessons gleaned from a two-year intervention in a high-poverty school, which was highly successful in significantly narrowing the literacy achievement gap and in raising childrena€™s motivation and engagement in literacy both inside and outside school. Kennedy argues that there is much that disadvantaged schools can do to close the gap, but this is more likely to occur when a research-based approach to instruction (with a dual emphasis on cognitive skills and motivation and engagement), assessment and professional development is undertaken.OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK Chapters 2, 3, and 4 outline the research literature underpinning this study. ... and Chapter 4 summarizes the specific research that informed the design of the balanced literacy framework utilized in this study.

Title:Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools
Author:Eithne Kennedy
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-01-03


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