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Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World

ISBN-10: 0205494714
ISBN-13: 9780205494712
Edition: 2nd 2007
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Book details

List price: $59.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World, Second Edition, is a unique book designed to prepare reading specialists and literacy coaches to implement reading programs at the school and district level.The book includes both theoretical and practical information about the varied roles of reading specialist and literacy coaches, including: teacher and diagnostician, intervention provider, curriculum designer, professional developer, coach/ mentor/supervisor, literacy program evaluator, action researcher, and literacy leader. This Second Edition offers a more streamlined approach to two-year programmatic planning, and a new chapter written for those who are designated as literacy coaches. This book may also be used for professional development by reading specialists and literacy coaches, and to prepare administrators to coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs for teaching reading/language arts.

List of Figures
Preface
About the Authors
Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches: Leadership in School
Examining the Historical Context for Teaching Reading
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Why Change?
Exploring Reading Instruction Over Time
Teaching Reading in the Twenty-First Century
The Evolution of the Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Notes
Analyzing, Discovering, and Creating a Literacy Vision
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Culturally Responsive Literacy Programs: Asking New Questions
Establishing the Literacy Team
Literacies and Communities: Asking New Questions
Developing a Written Vision Statement
Aligning Beliefs with Standards
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Determining a School's Literacy Needs and Developing a Plan
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Assessing the School Literacy Program Needs
Creating the Comprehensive Two-Year Plan/Grid
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Matching Context to Students: Assessment as Inquiry
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
The Reading Specialist's Role in Assessment
Contextualized Assessment
Implications for Developing a Schoolwide Assessment Program
Implications for Developing Districtwide Assessment Programs
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Adapting Instruction to Learners' Needs: Framing Literacy Intervention
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Providing an Appropriate Learning Environment
Framing Literacy Intervention
Literacy and Programming Considerations for Students with Physical Limitations
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Addressing Issues of Culture and Language
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Issues of Culture
Supporting Language and Literacy Development for English Learners
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches: Leadership in Curriculum Development
Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program in the Elementary School
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
The Reading and Language Arts Curriculum in the Elementary School
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Notes
Implementing a Reading Program in Middle and Secondary Schools
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Adolescent Literacy: Issues and Perspectives
What Adolescent Learners Need
Characteristics of Effective Literacy Programs in Middle and Secondary Schools
The Role of the Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach in Shaping the Adolescent Literacy Program
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Selecting and Evaluating Instructional Materials and Technology Resources
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
The Textbook and Instructional Materials Adoption Process
Guidelines for Selecting Instructional Materials for Reading and Language Arts
Working with Publishers and Sales Representatives
After the Adoption: Implementation
Technology and Literacy
The Media and Critical Literacy
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Notes
Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches: Leadership Through Mentoring, Supervision, and Professional Development
Serving as an Elementary, Secondary, or District-Level Literacy Coach
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
School and District Roles of Literacy Coaches and Reading Specialists
The Literacy Coach: Exploring Six Models
Models for Literacy Coaches and Reading Specialists
Dealing with Negative People and Learning from Your Mistakes
Supervising Reading Specialists
Study Groups
Saving the Best for Last: Beginning the Job of Literacy Coach
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Note
Planning and Providing Professional Development
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Professional Development: The Past and the Present
Creating a Professional Development Plan
Planning and Delivering In-Services, Workshops, and Conference Presentations
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches: Leadership Through Advocacy
Working with Families and Adult Literacy
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Family Literacy
Adult Literacy
The Role of Reading Specialists in Family and Adult Literacy Programs
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Moving the Field Forward as Leaders, Researchers, and Advocates
Learning Goals
Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches
Vignette
Continuing the Professional Journey
Involvement in Professional Organizations
Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Role of the Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach in Supporting Classroom Research
The Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach as Literacy Advocates
Revisiting the Vignette
Points to Remember
Portfolio Projects
Recommended Readings
Appendixes
Literacy History Prompts
Examples of Two Schools' Vision Statements
Standards-Based Curriculum Framework
Sample Needs Assessment Survey
Sample Needs Assessment Summary
Sample Two-Year Plan/Grid
Learner Assessment Profile (LAP)
Classroom Assessment Profile
IRA Position Statement: Teaching All Children to Read: The Roles of the Reading Specialist (2000)
Standards for Reading Professionals-Revised 2003 Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the International Reading Association
References
Index

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