ERIC Number: ED451486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: 5 Simple-To-Follow Strategies for Principals.
McEwan, Elaine K.
This book offers middle and high school principals (with or without a background in reading instruction or curriculum) the tools to help teachers and lead their schools to reading excellence. The book presents the current status of student achievement in America, links the importance of reading to learning, clarifies the learning process of reading, and shows how to engage students to read effectively. It contains these special features: five simple-to-follow strategies for raising reading achievement; critical attributes of the process illustrated graphically; a glossary of reading "jargon"; goals-at-a-glance for every chapter; and review of exemplary reading programs that work. The book is divided into the following sections: (1) "Middle and High School Reading Achievement: Where Do We Stand?"; (2) "Focus on Changing What You Can Change"; (3) "Teach the Students Who Can't Read How To Read"; (4) "Teach Every Student How To Read to Learn"; (5) "Motivate Every Student To Read a Lot: Reading in the "Zone"; (6) "Motivate Every Student To Read a Lot: How To Do It"; (7) "Create a Reading Culture in Your School"; and Conclusion. (Contains approximately 250 references.) Includes a glossary, programs for learning to read, strategic reading programs, and goals at a glance. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Schools, Instructional Leadership, Learning Processes, Middle Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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