New England Reading Association Journal

Peer-reviewed journal provides articles, interviews, essays, and research reports of interest to educators. Issues investigated include literacy, classroom practice, and assessment.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 3, 2001

Adults with Dyslexia: Benefits of a Community Support Group
Today at risk students in our school are usually tested for dyslexia and treated in remedial reading classes. Students in the past were not always given such accommodations. In fact, many of them, even though successful in their professions, continue...
Children with Dyslexia: Research Responds to Frequently Asked Questions
But Mr. Falker caught her arm and sank to his knees in front of her. "You poor baby," he said. "You think you're dumb, don't you? How awful for you to be so lonely and afraid." She sobbed. "But, little one, don't you understand, you don't see letters...
Editorial
The New England Reading Association Journal, now in its 37th volume, is the journal of one of the oldest and prestigious literacy organizations in the United States and I am honored to take on the role of the editor. I acknowledge and thank our past...
Emergent Literacy and Comprehension Strategies
We are fortunate in this issue to have professional texts that focus on two topics at the heart of the reading process: emergent literacy and comprehension strategies. Lesley Mandel Morrow, professor at Rutgers University, contributes to literacy development...
Mal Protagonists in Recently Published Children's Literature
BOOK BEAT In an earlier Book Beat Column, (Volume 37, Number 1) we looked at strong female characters. In this column we will feature books with male protagonists. Among recently published books, there are many titles that present various categories...
New Genres in Literacy: Classroom Webzine Projects
COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Many educators have suggested that we need to extend the language arts processes of reading, writing, speaking, and listening and viewing to include the hypermedia processes of interpreting and composing (Downes & Fatouros,...
The Nutmeg Children's Book Award: Meet the 2001 Award Winner
Research has illustrated that children not only need to have the skill to read, but also need the will to do so. How to develop an interest in children so that they want to become proficient readers is a task that concerns many educators and librarians....
Why You Can't Buy a Vegetable Garden: Whole-School Literacy Program Reform
+ Why you can't buy a vegetable garden: Whole-school literacy program reform + Adults with dyslexia: Benefits of a community support group + The Nutmeg Children's Book Award: Meet the 2001 award winner In this time of increased pressure to ensure that...