ERIC Number: ED479084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Exemplary Literacy Teachers: Promoting Success for All Children in Grades K-5. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.
Block, Cathy Collins; Mangieri, John N.
This book presents instructional techniques and behaviors that result in the most significant achievement gains for preK-5 students, guiding teachers in assessing their strengths and building their skills within six key domains of literacy instruction directly linked to student success. The book is based on a macroanalysis of preK-5 reading instruction in 647 localities. It offers: characteristics of exemplary teachers at each grade level; self-assessment exercises to help teachers determine their strengths and weaknesses; sample lesson plans, learning activities, and resources for diverse learners; skills-building exercises for use with individuals or groups of students; and an explanation of the study, its findings, and how it was conducted. The 11 chapters focus on: (1) "Do You Want to Become an Exemplary Literacy Teacher?" (2) "Memorable Teachers: Their Legacy"; (3) "National Exemplary Literacy Teacher Assessment"; (4) "Who Am I Being as a Teacher?" (5) "Dominant Teaching Roles, Responsibilities, and Talents"; (6) "Motivation"; (7) "Reteaching"; (8) "Relating to Students"; (9) "Classroom Qualities"; (10) "Lesson Characteristics"; and (11) "The Choice." Three appendixes contain: rationale for the study, the Qualities of Exemplary Teaching Behaviors data collection form, and a continuum of indicators of teaching effectiveness. (Contains 90 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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