ERIC Number: EJ923237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Reading Specialist: Key to a Systematic Schoolwide Reading Model
Helf, Shawnna; Cooke, Nancy L.
Preventing School Failure, v55 n3 p140-147 2011
The existence of elementary reading specialists in schools has increased, and their role in improving schoolwide efforts for prevention and intervention of reading risk has received increased emphasis. The purpose of this article is to describe the components of a multitier schoolwide reading model in the early grades in which the reading specialist serves an essential leader. Recommendations are made for the role of the reading specialist in establishing and maintaining a model that is cohesive and integrated. In addition, the need for strong support from the principal is discussed, as well as specific roles the principal needs to play to ensure success.
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Specialists, Models, Reading Strategies, Elementary Education, Reading Improvement, Intervention, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Teacher Role, Program Descriptions, Educational Strategies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A