Schools in Israel adopt literacy-focused teaching method

11/13/2012 | Jerusalem Post (free registration), The

Schools in Israel have adopted a teaching method pioneered in the US in which they focus on teaching reading and writing to improve literacy. In such classrooms, teachers promote reading by stocking classroom libraries and dividing material by reading level. Students are assigned to a particular level. "We believe that children will learn to read by reading and by discussing and writing about a text," said Shanna Schwartz, who coaches teachers in the instructional method.

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