ERIC Number: EJ1050541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Using Professional Learning Communities to Bolster Comprehension Instruction
Dougherty Stahl, Katherine A.
Reading Teacher, v68 n5 p327-333 Feb 2015
High-level comprehension instruction is the focus of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. However, it has been a challenge for states to provide the professional development (PD) needed to support teachers' implementation of the CCSS. Professional learning communities (PLC) are a means of providing school-embedded PD to meet these needs. This article provides suggestions for using The Reading Teacher's Research into Practice columns as a springboard for implementing a PLC model of PD. First, the structure of PLC sessions is reviewed. This is followed by a description of the key ideas, suggested readings, and PLC tasks for enhancing comprehension instruction within each of three elementary grade level bands.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Language Arts, State Standards, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Reading Teachers, Teacher Researchers, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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