Finding Meaning and Purpose Together

April 2007
Phi Delta Kappan;Apr2007, Vol. 88 Issue 8, p616
The article discusses a teacher collaboration program, which was started by a school principal who wished to improve reading instruction. Teachers were encouraged to learn about literacy in order to see the links between reading, spelling and writing so that they could communicate those links to their students. The teachers met together to form "literacy groups" where they learned about literacy together and discussed their successes and failures at implementing reading education in their classrooms. The teachers also identified practices, such as round robin reading, that they would stop in their classrooms.


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