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Language and Literacy Spectrum, Spr 1994

Sharing concerns and interests of New York State educators in the improvement of literacy, this annual journal raises educational issues such as appropriate, effective instruction and assessment for all of New York's children. A central thread found in many of the articles is the importance of authentic or meaningful experiences that invite students into the community of learners. A second strand in the articles in the journal questions many of the evaluation procedures and instruments used to evaluate literacy understandings. Articles in the journal are "Inclusion or Exclusion: No Other Choice" (Connell Frazer); "Thematic Learning: A Classroom Model" (Susan Lehr and Ruth Andrea Levinson); "Yesterday's Children: Implications for Today and Tomorrow" (Helen M. Lounsbury);"Storytelling: A Journey into the Woods" (Marni Schwartz); "A Proposal for Revising CAR Procedures in New York State" (Richard Allington); "Examining the Value of Using Alternative Writing Approaches to Enhance Literacy Development" (Richard Sinatra and Jeffrey Beaudry); "Profiling Children's Narrative Discourse" (Peter Mosenthal); "Should We Rely on the Degrees of Reading Power Test for Third Grade Testing in New York State?" (Reva Cowan); "Portfolios in the Classroom: The Right Tool at the Right Time" (Barbara E. Combs); and "From the Shelves of Hodge-Podge" (Frank Hodge). (RS)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Literacy, Portfolios (Background Materials), Reading Achievement, State Standards, Story Telling, Student Evaluation, Thematic Approach, Writing Achievement

New York State Reading Association, Sage Estates, Menands, NY 12204 ($5).

Author: Gormley, Kathleen A., Ed.; McDermott, Peter C., Ed.


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