Young Readers and Writers
Supporting Early Readers in Philadelphia’s Independent Charter Schools: An Initial Inquiry into Cross-School Collaboratives
By: Rachel Comly, Ryan Fink, Jill Pierce, Adrianne Flack
This study is an initial inquiry into the need and opportunity for cross-school professional learning for educators at Philadelphia charter schools. The study team interviewed teachers and leaders in early literacy instruction from six independent charter schools in Philadelphia.
Supporting Early Readers: A Scan of K-3 Literacy Practices in Philadelphia Charter Schools
By: Rachel Comly, Ryan Fink, Monica Mielke, Adrianne Flack
The study maps the landscape of charter schools’ approaches to early literacy programming, including their classroom instructional strategies, teacher training and collaboration, family engagement strategies, and targeted interventions for struggling readers.