Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mary Schleppegrell and Annemarie Palincsar awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education

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Mary Schleppegrell and Annemarie Palincsar have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences for a project entitled, "The iterative development of modules to support teachers' engagement in exploring language and meaning in text with English language learners" in the amount of $1,396,598 for the period July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013.

The three-year project will develop, trial, and refine a set of five modules, supported by print and video materials, tentatively called Exploring Language and Meaning in Text. The modules will offer teachers of English language learners in grades 2-5 a set of strategies for exploring and talking about the language of texts in their adopted reading programs, enabling them to go beyond decoding and vocabulary in focusing on language at the sentence and text levels to support reading comprehension and writing development. Mary Schleppegrell is a professor of education. Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar is associate dean for academic affairs, professor of education; Jean and Charles Walgreen Professor of Reading and Literacy, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor.

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