TITLE

Cougar Readers: Piloting a Library-Based Intervention for Struggling Readers

AUTHOR(S)
Knapp, Nancy F.
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
School Libraries Worldwide;Jan2013, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A school librarian helped struggling third-grade readers improve their test scores and learn to enjoy reading by implementing the Reading Apprenticeship intervention at her isolated rural school. She recruited twenty-one local adult volunteers to read with student partners in the school library twice a week for twelve weeks. Participants were enthusiastic, averaging more than 21 completed sessions. From pre- to post-test, students gained an average of'24.8 WPM on the DIBELS (138% of expected gain) and 9.1 months on the STAR (303% of expected gain). Teachers' written observations also noted associated positive changes in classroom reading skills and behaviors. Recommendations for use of this intervention by other school librarians are included.
ACCESSION #
86388905

 

Related Articles

  • "Mental Modelling in Guided Reading & Paired Reading -- A Comparative Study". Parveen, J. Jaya; Rajesh, V. // Language in India;Mar2013, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p75 

    In schools and colleges, reading comprehension is taught and tested. However, students lack reading fluency because they never practise reading at school or home. They are haunted by the media, and don't have interest in reading. Due to internal and external factors, they are deficient in...

  • News IQ: page 6.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;4/7/2014, Vol. 82 Issue 19, p8 

    This section presents a quiz for school children about rural schools in the U.S.

  • Improving Test Scores.  // School Library Journal;Jun2003, Vol. 49 Issue 6, special section p10 

    Discusses the actions that U.S. school librarians could do to help improve state assessment test scores of their students. Assessment of school library media program utilizing a benchmarking approach; Collaboration with teachers to develop a strategic plan for adopting an information...

  • Irrefutable Evidence. Todd, Ross J. // School Library Journal;Apr2003, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p52 

    Provides suggestions for how school librarians can prove that they boost student achievement. Observation that it is important for librarians to document how school librarians make a difference in learning; Statewide studies by Colorado University's Keith Curry Lance that link ample school...

  • DIVERSIDAD CULTURAL, CONTEXTO FRONTERIZO Y FORMACIÓN DE DOCENTES EN EDUCACIÓN BÁSICA DE MÉXICO. Aguirre Ibarra, María Celina; Mata González, Enrique // ESPIRAL: Revista de Docencia e Investigación;ene-jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p15 

    The point of cultural diversity and basic education in Mexico involves the development of a border pedagogy that encourages reflection towards teacher training process where the teachers will have to give account of the educational and high dynamic phenomenon complexity and multi-diversity. It...

  • Is NCLB Really 'The Da Vinci Code'? St. Lifer, Evan // School Library Journal;Dec2003, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p13 

    Comments on the No Child Left Behind Act of the U.S. government. Fund for the Reading First program; Components of early reading; Role of public libraries in enforcing the act.

  • NCLB from the Administrative Perspective. Baule, Steven // Library Media Connection;Aug/Sep2004, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p26 

    This article discusses the actions that school librarians and school administrators can take to meet the standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) for improving both standardized testing scores and graduation rates in elementary and secondary education. Librarians can provide...

  • TEKS Link. Betts, Walter // Texas Library Journal;Summer2004, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p48 

    Features the online program TEKSLink for libraries. School Librarians' development of an innovative ways of correlating library catalogs with the state curriculum, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Ability to connect teachers to supplemental resources they need to prepare...

  • The Evidence Everyone Wants. St. Lifer, Evan // School Library Journal;Apr2003, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p13 

    Editorial. Presents the thoughts of the author about the U.S. Department of Education's requirement that schools develop 'scientifically-based research' to show how they are spending millions in No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) grants to make their students better readers and score better on...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics