As a regular feature of The TUTOR, we will be exploring service-learning principles and practices as they apply to America Reads programs. The following is a brief introduction to service-learning. The Corporation for National Service has published a small, powerful, purple pamphlet, Principles and Key Components of High Quality America Reads National Service Program Initiatives. This 8-page "purple pamphlet" packs an extraordinary amount of valuable program guidance into a small space. Two of the pamphlet's seven Principles describe service-learning and its centrality to effective literacy programs...
Cohen, Amy, "Service-Learning and Literacy: A Brief Introduction for America Reads Programs" (1998). Service Learning, General. 190.