Activities page

Spring 2008 - Recruitment
  • recruitment of 20 teachers (1 per school)
  • 10 teachers (1 per school) will implement the Read Aloud curriculum in 2007-2008 (Intervention)
  • 10 teachers (1 per school) will help us learn about existing read aloud practices during 2007-2008 (NOTE: Teachers working with us to learn about existing read aloud practices will receive Read Aloud curriculum materials, training, and follow-up support if interested)  (Comparison)
Fall 2008 - Getting Ready!
  • meeting with teachers and principals to address logistics and preparation
  • parent notification
  • pre-assessment of students from 20 participating classrooms
  • informal classroom visits
  • Read Aloud curriculum training for intervention teachers
October/November 2008 - April 2009 - Implementation!
  • intervention teachers implement curriculum
  • comparison teachers continue using classroom read alouds
  • informal meetings/classroom visits scheduled with intervention and comparison teachers
  • informal classroom observations of intervention and comparison classrooms
April/May 2009 - Wrap up!
  • post-assessment of students from 20 participating classrooms
  • informal classroom visits
  • Read Aloud curriculum training for comparison teachers
  • sharing of preliminary findings
  • discussing possible collaborative next steps