Citations with the tag: LITERACY programs

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  • Literacy hotline update.
     // Reading Today; Feb/Mar94, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p20 

    Reports on the United States National Literacy Hotline's celebration of its 10th anniversary on November 1, 1993. Number of volunteers and students served; Contact information.

  • `Capture the Flag' captures students' interest.
    Muzevich, Kathleen // Reading Today; Dec/Jan96, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p16 

    Describes the `Capture the Flag' technique for implementing the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program. Competition in the number of books read; Built-in rewards of the program including capturing the flag and keeping it for a month.

  • Success for...all.
    Freeman, Matt // Reading Today; Dec/Jan96, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p34 

    Describes the effectiveness of the Success for All reading or literacy program developed by Robert Slavin in Baltimore, Maryland. Program elements; Inspiration from studies of cooperative simulations of real-life situations using content-area concepts; Implementation of Success for All concept...

  • Literacy tour cancelled.
    Freeman, Matt // Reading Today; Apr/May97, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p2 

    Reports on the cancellation of the `America Wants to Read' national literacy tour due to lack of financial sponsorship.

  • National debate of reading issues offers local opportunities to be heard.
    Long, Richard // Reading Today; Apr/May97, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p7 

    Opinion. Comments on the debate in the US Congress and in the reading profession about whether to adopt a voluntary national test for reading. Overall merits of the America Reads program and the best way of implementing it; Opportunities for promoting literacy education; Issue on the need for...

  • Critical reading project poised for widespread adaptation.
    Long, Richard // Reading Today; Apr/May97, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p32 

    Reports on the Soros Open Society Institute's agreement with a consortium of United States-based institutions to work together to make a critical reading program available to educators in various countries. Development of `Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking' project to infuse a core of...

  • (FUNDING) Delaware Taxes Payday Loans for Financial Literacy Program.
    Long, Richard // Aging News Alert; 11/12/2010, p1 

    The article reports state government of Delaware has started a 200,000 dollars Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF) derived from a fee charged on payday loans. Delaware governor Jack Markell recently signed a legislation requiring businesses to pay an annual high-cost loan license fee of...

  • Literacy in Japan: Obstacles and opportunities.
    Do, Bae Jung // Convergence; 1991, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p72 

    Focuses on the obstacles and opportunities in the Buraku literacy program in Japan. Profile of Buraku people; Social and political factors obstructing literacy propagation; Literacy for Koreans in Japan.

  • Literacy in the inner city.
    Perkins, Fran Davis; Strutchens, Marilyn // Teaching Pre K-8; May94, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p58 

    No abstract available.

  • Tried and true practices.
    Manning, Gary; Manning, Maryann // Teaching Pre K-8; May96, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p106 

    Lists 25 tried and true ideas for making literacy programs outstanding. Includes reading aloud a good book in the classroom; Sustained silent reading as a strategy for promoting independent reading; Points to remember when practicing shared reading.

  • Getting disenchanted adolescents to participate in school literacy activities: Portfolio...
    Young, Josephine Peyto; Mathews, Samuel R. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy; Feb97, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p348 

    Focuses on a portfolio process implemented at an alternative secondary school which encouraged resistant students to join in school-related literacy activities. Definition of portfolios; Description of the process; Student reaction to the process.

  • Literacy in postcolonial Malaysia.
    Pandian, Ambigapathy // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy; Feb97, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p402 

    Focuses on the literacy campaign in Malaysia. Meaning of literacy; Description of the conditions in the country after its independence from Great Britain in 1957; Literacy figures; Description of the literacy campaign; Issues linked to literacy.

  • Recommended books in Spanish on the Web.
    Pandian, Ambigapathy // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy; Mar97, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p4986 

    No abstract available.

  • Literacy acquisition through literature.
    Langer, Judith A. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy; May97, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p606 

    Provides insight into a literacy acquisition project conducted at a high school on the lower east side of Manhattan, New York through the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA). Assessment of literacy acquisition among high school students from the Dominican...

  • The struggle against l'illettrisme in France.
    Freynet, Pierre // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy; Nov97, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p230 

    Focuses on the changes and developments on the programs initiated by France to fight illiteracy. Distinctive identity and organization of literacy work in the country; Association of illiteracy with poverty and exclusion from society; Weakness of literacy work in France.

  • Mr. Smith goes to the first grade.
    Smith, John A. // Educational Leadership; Mar1998, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p19 

    Recounts the experience of a elementary education professor in developing a reading program. Recognition of the need to blend aspects of the multiple instructional materials; Teaching of decoding skills; Aspects of shared reading and writing time.

  • A second chance to learn to read.
    Showers, Beverly; Joyce, Bruce; Scanlon, Mary; Schnaubelt, Carol // Educational Leadership; Mar1998, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p27 

    Focuses in the research-based reading course developed by San Diego, California's Morse High school to raise basic competencies for unskilled readers. Components of the reading program; Inclusion of extensive reading in the reading course; Stress on the development of vocabulary; Evaluation of...

  • Clinton's education flub.
    Showers, Beverly; Joyce, Bruce; Scanlon, Mary; Schnaubelt, Carol // Christian Science Monitor; 9/9/96, Vol. 88 Issue 199, p19 

    Opinion. Focuses on the literacy program of United States President Bill Clinton. Aim of literacy for all students by the third grade; Criticism of spending; Suggestion.

  • In more classrooms, it--literally--pays to read.
    Tyson, Ann Scott // Christian Science Monitor; 10/16/96, Vol. 88 Issue 225, p1 

    Discusses the reading program called Earning By Learning. Controversy which surrounds the program; Use of money as an incentive for learning to read; Comments from Mel Steely, the program's guru; Background information on the program.

  • Supporting emergent literacy is everyone's responsibility.
    Boloz, Sigmund A.; Muri, Donna H. // Reading Teacher; Feb94, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p388 

    Describes the reading program called Ganado Learning Arts Development (GLAD) Project at Ganado Primary School in Arizona. Integration of writing process, dialogue groups, literature study and integrated thematic cycles; Focus of reading and writing on real audiences; Aids and devices used;...

  • Book Buddies: Creating enthusiasm for literacy learning.
    Bromley, Karen; Winters, Deborah // Reading Teacher; Feb94, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p392 

    Describes the Book Buddies, a project that links preservice and inservice teachers taking a graduate course in reading with public school children receiving supportive instruction from their school's reading teacher. Use of dialogue journal writing and webbing focused on folktales to create...

  • Becoming a community of readers.
    Kasnic, Michael J. // Reading Teacher; May94, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p644 

    Focuses on the reading program at Thomas W. Butcher Children's School in Emporia, Kansas. Literature as basis of reading program; Computers as part of Butcher's reading program; Teachers' assessments of children's reading style; Children's response to literature and text reading; Statistics on...

  • Reinventing our literacy programs: Books, basics, balance.
    Strickland, Dorothy S. // Reading Teacher; Dec94/Jan95, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p294 

    Addresses the frustrations encountered by teachers and administrators as they seek to make changes in literacy programs in schools in the United States. Incorporation of literature into the curriculum; Redefinition of the basics of literacy; Major issues of curriculum reform.

  • Early childhood.
    Enz, Billie J. // Reading Teacher; Oct95, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p168 

    Focuses on strategies for promoting parental support for emergency literacy programs. Classroom newsletters; Parent workshops. INSET: Sample weekly newsletter to parents..

  • Voices of change: The continuing development of literacy programs for young children.
    Enz, Billie,; Bruneau, Beverly J., // Reading Teacher; Oct96, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p168 

    Focuses on the development of literacy programs for young children. Support from other sectors that encourages innovative practice; Themes in supporting teacher's success in facilitating children's literacy development; Goals in continuing the development of literacy programs.

  • Assessing young children's literacy: Documenting growth and informing practice.
    Enz, Billie; Vukelich, Carol // Reading Teacher; Feb97, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p430 

    Provides a brief overview of the literacy assessment procedures and processes many teachers are now using to gather information about what their young students know and can do. Techniques for gathering information about young children's literacy development; Narrative of a child's literacy...

  • Supporting literacy through service learning.
    Prosser, Theresa M.; Levesque, Jeri A. // Reading Teacher; Sep97, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p32 

    Details the implications of service learning programs to students in the United States. Objectives of the service learning programs; Characteristics of service learning educators; Effect of service learning literacy programs to multicutural issues; Overview of the After School Program; Goals of...

  • Real literacy in a school setting: Five-year-olds take on the world.
    Hall, Nigel // Reading Teacher; Sep98, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p8 

    Describes an alternative model of school literacy known as ideological literacy in which literacy practices are situated within cultural values and practices in schools. Pedogogisation of literacy; Development of curriculum genres; Evaluation of autonomous literacy processes; Necessity of...

  • Strategies for building local partnerships.
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Adult Learning; Jan/Feb97, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p21 

    Discusses the need for community literacy programs to develop successful partnerships, with specific reference to the Texas experience. Funds received by Texas community literacy partnership programs; Implementation of a curriculum geared to individual student learning styles.

  • Have them read anything--and everything.
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Oct91, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p16 

    The article discusses `Reading for Pleasure,' program by reading specialist Cathy MacCarthy of Willow School in Homewood, Illinois. How MacCarthy invites parents to encourage their children to participate on the program; How the program works.

  • Poetic principal inspires young writers.
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Oct91, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p17 

    Focuses on how poetic principal Leo Fantini of Memorial School in Milford, Massachusetts encouraged and inspire his pupils to write poetry themselves. The school activity process called `self-perpetuating.'

  • Appeal of `Rock `n' Read gets youngsters to bring their...
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Oct91, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p21 

    Focuses on 15 minutes rocking and reading time offered to students by fourth-grade teacher Victoria Hill of Rockdale Elementary School in Cincinnati. Purpose of the program; How the program works.

  • Science across the curriculum.
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Oct91, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p24 

    Focuses on National Student Research Center (NSRC), a program designed to counter scientific illiteracy and build students' critical thinking skills in any and all subjects. Goal of the program; How the program operates; Information on the research journal entitled `The Researcher.'

  • Local celebs read to students to cap off ten-week...
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Nov91, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p14 

    Focuses on the celebration of a Celebrity Reading Week at Countrywood School, Huntington Station, New York, where local celebrities read a book to an appreciative audience of elementary students. Goal of the event.

  • Prisoners tape 300 books for children in Chapter 1.
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Nov91, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p15 

    Focuses on the books read and recorded in tapes by the prisoners for the children of Sault Ste Marie's (Michigan) Chapter 1 remedial reading classes. Titles of books on tape.

  • Composition students write for publication.
    Rosenberg, Sheila // Curriculum Review; Nov91, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p16 

    Focuses on how Jack Baldermann encouraged his composition students at Marist High School in Chicago to write an essay for publication. How Baldermann's encouragement works; How the published essays were sent to local papers and Chicago dailies.

  • Tanzanians promote literacy in homes and across nation.
    Madumulla, Joshua S. // Reading Today; Oct/Nov2001, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p42 

    Focuses on the literacy programs of the Reading Association of Tanzania or Chama cha Usomaji Tanzania (CCAUTA). Features of the CCAUTA program to promote literacy in the home; Other literacy promotion activities of CCAUTA.

  • California promotion reaches thousands.
    Madumulla, Joshua S. // Reading Today; Aug/Sep94, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p10 

    Focuses on the Gold Country Reading Council of California's creation of the successful `I Love Reading Month' promotion. Distribution of packets of informative materials about reading to elementary schools in El Dorado County; Message about the importance of family literacy.

  • Tye Preston Library Summer Reading Program.
    Madumulla, Joshua S. // Bulverde Standard (Canyon Lake, TX); 6/3/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 22, p8 

    The article offers information on the Tye Preston Library Summer Reading Program from June to July 2009 in Texas.

  • 'Big' program opens in Kyle, Buda.
    Nelson, Beth // Free Press (Buda, TX); 2/18/2009, Vol. 105 Issue 46, p1C 

    The article offers information on the services offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Hays County, Texas. INSET: BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS PROGRAM AND SERVICES:.

  • Literacy Highland Lakes classes set.
    Nelson, Beth // Burnet Bulletin (Texas); 1/2/2008, Vol. 136 Issue 1, p8A 

    The article announces that the registration and the first classes for the English language and General Education programs of the Literacy Council in Highland Lakes,Texas will start on January 7, 2008.

  • Ottawa's @$%X+#?%! literacy kit.
    Jenkinson, Michael // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 7/10/95, Vol. 22 Issue 30, p24 

    Reports on the controversy behind the publication of the booklet `Between the Lines,' which attempts to decrease the illiteracy among school skippers. Criticisms on the use of gutter language in a literacy project; Organizations which put out the program; Lack of connection between crime and...

  • Giant caterpillar keeps track of children's reading.
    Jenkinson, Michael // Curriculum Review; Feb92, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p26 

    Reports about the participation of Chicago's Brennenmann School in the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. Special festivities planned by parents and staff; Information on how the school process the program; Comments of teacher Marsha Davis and Brennenmann Principal William Haran about the...

  • Reading has positive influence on young minds.
    Jenkinson, Michael // Jet; 11/20/95, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p54 

    Reports on storytelling sessions and reading programs for children in the United States. Benefits of reading programs.

  • Supervisors can work within district constraints.
    Radencich, Marguerite C. // Reading Today; Jun/Jul93, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p18 

    Contends that for supervisors and directors to deal effectively with the district administration they must understand the culture of the district office. History of the reading and language arts office and its relationships with the other offices it deals with; Constraints; Tips from the...

  • Strengthening your reading program: What to look for.
    Johns, Jerry // Reading Today; Aug/Sep93, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p13 

    Provides guidelines on strengthening reading programs in schools. Understanding reading; Balancing reading; Identifying appropriate reading materials; Proper use of oral reading; Integrated reading instruction.

  • Maui IMPACT: Focus on the family.
    Johns, Jerry // Reading Today; Aug/Sep93, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p28 

    Features the Maui IMPACT (Instructional Modeling for Parents and Children Together), a family literacy program located in the town of Kahului, Hawaii. Funding from the state through the Governor's Office of Children and Youth; Activities involving parents and children.

  • Talking to ourselves.
    Berger, Allen // Reading Today; Oct/Nov95, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p32 

    Comments that literacy programs in the United States are being criticized in influential publications. Illiteracy of high school graduates; Influence of publications on personal and professional lives; Necessity for literacy educators to publish outside and within the profession.

  • Research journal seeks submissions.
    Berger, Allen // Reading Today; Apr/May96, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p43 

    Reports that the National Reading Conference's Journal of Literacy Research invites applications for its themed issue which deals with multicultural issues in literacy research and practice. Names of persons who would guest-edit these issues; Focus of articles; Information on the two-submission...

  • Reading: A passport to the world.
    Berger, Allen // Reading Today; Dec97/Jan98, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p7 

    Reports on the United States Board on Books for Young People's presentation of the 1997 Bridge to Understanding Award to the State College Area School District of State College, Pennsylvania for its literacy project `World Travel Agency: Passports to Understanding.' Background on the award;...

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