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ERIC Number: ED491841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 208
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-0-8720-7579-6
Leading a Successful Reading Program: Administrators and Reading Specialists Working Together to Make It Happen
DeVries Guth, Nancy; Pettengill, Stephanie
International Reading Association (NJ3)
What's involved in establishing a high-quality literacy program? This book outlines elements such as a schoolwide literacy vision, an involved staff, a strong sense of community, a top-notch resource collection, a plan for monitoring progress, and the right tools to work effectively with students and parents. Here the reader will find: suggestions for organization; tips on providing specialized instruction; ideas to keep staff, students, and parents motivated to succeed; and classroom-tested lesson plans to help teachers put their program into practice. The book is based on the experiences of a literacy supervisor from a growing suburban school division and a reading specialist based at a middle school, but the suggestions are appropriate for implementation in elementary, middle, and high school settings. This book is organized into the following nine chapters: (1) The Reading Specialist as a Literacy Leader; (2) Developing and Coordinating a Schoolwide Literacy Program; (3) Developing a Comprehensive Literacy Community; (4) Building a Addictive Resources Collection; (5) Coordinating and Using Assessment Data; (6) Planning and Collaborating With Teachers; (7) Supporting Classroom Instruction; (8) Providing Specialized Support for Students and Teachers; and (9) Motivating the Literacy Community. This book also includes a Conclusion and an Index. The following are appended: (1) Lessons for Active Thinking; and (2) Lessons for Active Reading.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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