As a teacher
This book is for educators who work with language learners who are struggling with literacy and are interested in learning more about effective interventions to use with this student population.
The Literacy Club (LC) is designed to complement and augment the work of classroom teachers that occurs when LC and classroom teachers work collaboratively to meet the literacy and language needs of LC students.
- Chapter 1 provides the rationale for the development of the LC and how it has been structured to effectively meet the needs of language learners in a variety of environments.
- Chapter 2 outlines the well-developed elements and structures of the assessment process, which is a key component of the LC in continuously monitoring student progress.
- Chapters 3–6 focus on specific grade-level examples of the implementation of an LC program. Work samples of students’ written and oral participation shared in these chapters reflect composites of work from actual LC students over the years. Readers are encouraged to read the examples for the target grade levels and note the developmental progression in language and literacy across the grade levels.
- Chapter 7 features guidelines and suggestions for the design and implementation of LC program in a school or district.