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Somer Lewis
Teacher-in-Residence
910.962.7669

Watson School of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Achievement Gap Websites


Closing the Achievement Gap Requires Multiple Solutions
http://www.nwrel.org/cnorse/infoline/may97/article5.html
An article that lists ways to address the achievement gap

Effects of Poverty on Teaching and Learning
http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/poverty/
Behaviors of students who experience poverty and strategies for working with them.

Eliminating Racism in the Classroom
http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/papers/racism_morgan.html

Help Students Put on their Thinking Hats
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/voice/voice102.shtml

“Scaffolding Learning”
http://www.myread.org/scaffolding.htm
Adapted from Strategic Reading: Guiding Students to Lifelong Literacy by Jeffrey Wilhelm, Tanya Baker, and Julie Dube.

“A Stark Race Gap – in Kid’s Books”
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0817/p11s01-legn.html
An article on how the increase of African American authors sparks African American students to read because they can better relate to the stories