Closing the Literacy Gap

Closing the Literacy Gap

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At a time when so many pivotal education issues are closely tied to literacy and education policy, such as No Child Left Behind legislation, Tom Gunning provides critical insight into the key elements needed to close the literacy gap in America's schools, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Closing the Literacy Gap addresses the demands of the No Child Left Behind legislation and provides a wide range of recommendations and a great number of practical suggestions for closing the literacy gap. This much-awaited text builds from an early emphasis on creating a vision statement to implementing effective techniques and assessing for instruction. Unlike other texts, Gunning provides a coherent plan for program implementation that has proven to successfully close the literacy gap. The recommendations provided within the text are specific and detailed and are built on basic principles.Informational. Text. Reading informational text can have a strong affective impact. Laurence Pringle, the author of more than one ... Using teacher-created readera#39;s theater presentations as a model, groups of students can create their own presentations, thus ... Readera#39;s theater begins with a careful reading and discussion of the selection and is followed by the preparation of a script and its performance.

Title:Closing the Literacy Gap
Author:Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher:Allyn & Bacon - 2006


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