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ERIC Number: ED525191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 396
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6091-8942-6
Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement
Bean, Rita M., Ed.; Dagen, Allison Swan, Ed.
Guilford Publications
Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play an active role in nurturing a culture of collaboration and promoting student achievement. Best practices are identified for creating strong elementary and secondary literacy programs, differentiating instruction, supporting English language learners, utilizing technology, building home-school partnerships, and much more. User-friendly features include case examples, guiding questions, and engagement activities in each chapter. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, Multiple Roles in School Leadership, contains the following: (1) Literacy Leadership in a Culture of Collaboration (Rita M. Bean); (2) Teachers as Literacy Leaders (Allison Swan Dagen and Jodi Nichols); (3) Literacy Coaches in Elementary Schools (Susan K. L'Allier and Laurie Elish-Piper); (4) Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in Secondary Schools (Jacy Ippolito and Joanna Lieberman); (5) The Role of the Special Educator: A Balancing Act (Naomi Zigmond and Amanda Kloo); and (6) Principals as Literacy Leaders (Sharon Walpole and Michael C. McKenna). Part II, What Literacy Leaders Need to Know About Literacy, contains the following: (7) Emergent Literacy (Anne McGill-Franzen and Jennifer Jordan); (8) Literacy Leadership in the Elementary School Reading Program (Janice A. Dole and Kristin L. Nelson); (9) Adolescent Language, Literacy, and Learning: Implications for a Schoolwide Literacy Program (Patricia L. Anders and Renee T. Clift); (10) Establishing a Print-Rich Classroom and School Environment (Misty Sailors and James V. Hoffman); (11) Differentiating Literacy Instruction (Heidi Anne E. Mesmer, Jennifer Jones, Lauren Catherwood, and Laura M. Lester); (12) Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction (Allison Skerrett and Afra Ahmed Hersi); (13) English Learners: Developing Their Literate Lives (MaryEllen Vogt); and (14) Literacy Assessment in Schools (Suzanne Lane and Debra Moore). Part III, Perspectives On Special Issues, contains: (15) Technology in the Literacy Program (Jill Castek and Carolyn B. Gwinn); (16) Developing Effective Home-School Literacy Partnerships (Jeanne R. Paratore, Lilly M. Steiner, and Susan Dougherty); (17) Policy Implementation: The Path from Reading Policy to Classroom Practice (Sarah L. Woulfin and Cynthia E. Coburn); and (18) Schools as Places of Learning: The Powerful Role of Literacy Leaders (Rita M. Bean and Allison Swan Dagen).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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