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Community service and service-learning projects represent a powerful forum for developing language and communication skills. Connections with the community reinvigorate language education while enhancing the civic awareness of students. The sources selected for this topic bibliography are intended to aid practitioners in thinking about and developing service activities in their classrooms, schools and communities. The first section contains references providing background information and conceptual frameworks useful in thinking broadly about the role of service in the English language arts. This is followed by items which feature description of service programs or information pertinent to program development. Records in each section are listed alphabetically by author. Basic information is given pertaining to primary author(s), title, year published, and availability. In addition, abstracts of varying length accompany each citation to give readers an idea of what's included.


Vue-Benson R. & Shumer, R. (1995). English Language Arts and Service Topic Bibliography. St. Paul, MN: National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

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