Going Public: Advocating for Effective Literacy
Katherine L. Schlick Noe, Ph.D.
National Reading Panel
Reading First Legislation (2002, January 8). Part of the No Child Left Behind Act, Public Law 107-110.
Dr. Richard Allington
Advocacy Web Sites
Susan Ohanian Speaks Out Web site of advocacy resources by activist Susan Ohanian, author of What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? (2002). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Trelease-on-Reading.com Advocacy and resources by Jim Trelease, author of The Read Aloud Handbook. This link addresses the National Reading Panel report and its critiques.
Wisconsin State Reading Association: Advocacy web site
Project Vote Smart
: Comprehensive information on voting, issues, legislation, and the democratic process.
Washington State Legislature:Search for phone, mail, and email addresses for your legislators.
Professional ResourcesAllington, Richard L. (Ed.) (2002). Big Brother and the National Reading Curriculum. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Allington, Richard L. (2001). What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs. New York: Longman.
Armbruster, Bonnie; Lehr, Fran; & Osborn, Jean. (2002). Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read. Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA).
Calkins, L., Montgomery, K., & Santman, D. (1998). A Teacher’s Guide to Standardized Tests: Knowledge is Power. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Coles, Gerald. (2000). Misreading Reading: The Bad Science that Hurts Children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Coles, Gerald. (2003). Reading the Naked Truth: Literacy, Legislation, and Lies. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Doyon, Juanita. (2003). Not with Our Kids You Don’t!: Ten Strategies to Save Our Schools. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Ford, Michael P. “What to Do about Jabbering Parrots: Lessons Learned while Advocating for Best Practices” (September, 2001). Language Arts
Garan, Elaine M. (March, 2001). Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: A Critique of the National Reading Panel Report on Phonics. Phi Delta Kappan.
Garan, Elaine M. (2002). Resisting Reading Mandates: How to Triumph with the Truth. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
M. (October, 2002). Beyond
the Smoke and Mirrors: Where is the ‘Science in Education Research? Handout from the Montana Reading
Conference, Great Falls.
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