Best Practices of Literacy Leaders Keys to School Improvement

ISBN-10: 1609189418

ISBN-13: 9781609189419

Edition: 2012

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List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 9/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Multiple Roles In School Leadership
Literacy Leadership in a Culture of Collaboration
What Is Leadership?
Why Literacy Leadership Is Essential
Research Related to Literacy Leadership in Schools
Example of a School Reform Effort
Conclusion
Teachers as Literacy Leaders
Definition of Teacher Leadership
Roles of Teacher Leaders
Characteristics of Teacher Leaders
Implications for Teachers as Literacy Leaders
Outcomes of Teacher Leadership
Conclusion
Literacy Coaches in Elementary Schools
What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of Elementary Literacy Coaches?
How Can Elementary Literacy Coaches Establish and Maintain Collaborative Relationships with Teachers?
How Can Elementary Literacy Coaches Promote Students' Reading and Writing Achievement?
How Can Elementary Literacy Coaches Support Teachers' Professional Development?
How Can Elementary Literacy Coaches Address Systemwide Challenges?
Conclusion
Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in Secondary Schools
Defining Terms and Defusing Debates
Considering and Applying Our Four Guiding Questions
Conclusion
The Role of the Special Educator: A Balancing Act
A Brief History of Special Education
The Special Educator's Balancing Act
Striking a Balance, Finding the Path
Conclusion
Principals as Literacy Leaders
Instructional Leadership: Research and Practice A Principal's Roles and Responsibilities
Challenges Facing Principals
James: An Afterword
Study Group Materials
What Literacy Leaders Need To Know About Literacy
Emergent Literacy
What Is "Developmentally Appropriate Practice"?
What Early Literacy Educators Should Know about the Development of Reading and Writing
"It's the Teacher That Matters!": What Counts as Quality in Classroom Interactions?
Bringing Together Language and Literacy
Conclusion
Literacy Leadership in the Elementary School Reading Program
A Distributed Leadership Perspective
Competence in Leading the Literacy Curriculum
Competence in Leading Literacy Instruction
Competence in Leading the Selection and Implementation of High-Quality Literacy Materials
Conclusion
Adolescent Language, Literacy, and Learning: Implications for a Schoolwide Literacy Program
What Adolescent Cognitive, Social, and Linguistic Characteristics Guide Secondary Literacy Program Development?
How Can We Encourage Collaborations among Educators to Promote Literacy Development and Team Building?
What Are Recommended Policies and Practices for Creating, Implementing, and Sustaining a Schoolwide Secondary Literacy Program?
Next Steps for Literacy Leaders: Forms of Leadership
Conclusion
Establishing a Print-Rich Classroom and School Environment
Student Achievement and Print-Rich Environments
Representation of Literacy as a Social Practice: Rethinking Print Environments
Implications for Teaching and the Role of the Literacy Leader in the School's Print Environment
Differentiating Literacy Instruction
Literature Supporting Differentiation
Steps for Differentiating Instruction
Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction
What We Know about CLCCs
Conclusion
English Learners: Developing Their Literate Lives
What Do We Know about Effective Literacy Instruction for English Learners?
What Are Some Instructional Considerations for the Literacy Development of Adolescent English Learners?
What Should a Literacy Leader See in a Classroom Where Effective Instruction for English Learners Occurs?
How Can Literacy Leaders Support Teachers in Implementing the Recommendations in This Chapter?
Final Thoughts
Literacy Assessment in Schools
Assessment Systems in Schools
Developing a Validity Argument
Advances in Assessment Design and Scoring
Strengths and Limitations of Assessment Measures of Early Reading Skills
Conclusion
Perspectives on Special Issues
Technology in the Literacy Program
How Wired Are Today's Schools?
How Is Technology Redefining Teaching and Learning?
How Does Teaching with the Internet and New Technologies Create Motivation for Learning?
What Strategies Are Essential for Online Reading Comprehension?
What Characterizes Classrooms That Incorporate Instruction in Online Reading Comprehension?
What Spending Priorities Will Have a Lasting Impact?
Why the Sense of Urgency with Professional Development in General and More Specifically for Teaching Online Reading Comprehension?
What Characterizes Effective Professional Development?
What Characterizes Effective Professional Development for Online Reading Comprehension?
Future Directions
Developing Effective Home-School Literacy Partnerships
The Importance of Effective Home-School Literacy Partnerships
Challenges to Effective Home-School Partnerships
The Role of Teachers in Establishing Effective Home-School Partnerships
Acting on the Evidence: Developing Effective Home-School Literacy Partnerships
Conclusion
Policy Implementation: The Path from Reading Policy to Classroom Practice
Teachers and Reading Policy
Reading Teamwork: The Case of Fourth-Grade Teachers
Implications for Literacy Leaders
Schools as Places of Learning: The Powerful Role of Literacy Leaders
What We Know about Professional Development
Schools as Places of Learning
Action Planning: Developing a Professional Development Plan That Works
Conclusion
Appendix 18.1 Activities for Developing Learning Communities in Schools
Index
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