ERIC Number: ED438533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Teaching All Children To Read: The Roles of the Reading Specialist. A Position Statement of the International Reading Association.
International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Teaching all children to read requires that every child receive excellent reading instruction, and that children who are struggling with reading receive additional instruction from professionals specifically prepared to teach them. The range of student achievement found in classrooms, with the inclusion of children who have various physical, emotional, and educational needs, requires that educators move to different educational models from those of the past. These new models present opportunities for teachers and reading specialists to work collaboratively to provide effective instruction for all students. In order to provide these services, schools must have reading specialists who can provide expert instruction, assessment, and leadership for the reading program. Contains 11 references and 7 related resources available from the International Reading Association. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Specialists, Standards, Teacher Role
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($5 for 10 copies; single copies free). Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.