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Early literacy instruction has come to the forefront of public attention and has stimulated shifts in public policy. Despite our growing understanding of how children learn to read, current reading programs leave a substantial proportion of students unable to read and write independently and with ease. The failure rate is especially high for children from poor homes. Project READ Plus was developed by UCR Graduate School of Education Dean, Robert Calfee, to address these problems.

WordWork, the decoding-spelling strand of Project READ Plus is designed for k-2 students. Although WordWork is designed to mesh with Project READ Plus, it can also stand-alone. WordWork is a professional development program that incorporates the policies and practices seen in literature-based classrooms and the principles of social-cognitive learning. It is based on the findings from research in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and rhetoric. From the brief, but intensive training program, teachers are provided with a secure, conceptual understanding of the nature of reading.

This research has been supported in part by grants from The Spencer Foundation and The National Science Foundation.

To learn more, please download the following PowerPoint Presentation (click here for help):

  Read Plus Introduction
  What is WordWork?

 





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