Improving Literacy Achievement in Urban Schools

Improving Literacy Achievement in Urban Schools

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All students deserve the opportunity to reach their full literacy potential, yet research shows that the numerous challenges faced by today's urban schools prevent many students from achieving this goal. Therefore, preparing teachers to effectively teach reading in diverse urban populations in ways that students find engaging and relevant must be a top priority of teacher education programs.Bailey, Butler, Stevens, and Lord (2007) investigate the academic language register of typical fifth-grade science, social science, and ... likely to be written in the passive voice and use more complex clauses and coordinating conjunctions such as when, if, and but. ... It also compares how each might be used in a science text or article with Mikea#39;s beginning efforts to use each in a PowerPoint presentation.

Title:Improving Literacy Achievement in Urban Schools
Author: Louise Cherry Wilkinson, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Victoria Chou
Publisher:International Reading Assn - 2008

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