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Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach Eithne Kennedy

Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach

Eithne Kennedy

Published February 18th 2014
ISBN : 9781306288194
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325 pages
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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 childrens motivation and engagement in literacy both inside andMoreThis 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 childrens 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.