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dc.contributor.advisorAntrim, Patricia A.
dc.contributor.advisorRobins, Jennifer D.
dc.contributor.authorRothmier, Lea A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T22:12:33Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T22:12:33Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submitted2011-Fallen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://centralspace.ucmo.edu/handle/10768/104
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 44-49)en_US
dc.description.abstractA literacy achievement gap exists between children who live in poverty and children who do not. It is the responsibility of the members of the school community to improve the literacy achievement of low-income students. This review of literature describes the literacy achievement gap; the effects teachers can have on literacy learning and achievement; the need to hold teachers accountable for teaching outcomes, using effective educational practices, engaging in professional development that enhances their educational practices; and the importance of having the school and community members put into place supports for teachers that promote student literacy achievement. The literature review then presents proven literacy programs that improve literacy achievement of low-income students. Using proven programs, teacher training, and educational supports, the school community members can close the literacy achievement gap. By closing the literacy achievement gap, school community members increase students’ literacy, which provides those students a foundation for success in school and life.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (viii, 52 pages)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectResearch paper -- Literacy -- Social aspects -- Children.
dc.subject.lcshLiteracy -- Social aspects -- Children.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiteracy programs.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiterature -- Study and teaching (Elementary).en_US
dc.titleImproving Literacy Achievement of Low-Income Studentsen_US
dc.typeResearch paperen_US
dc.degree.disciplineLibrary Science and Information Servicesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Central Missourien_US
dc.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US


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