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Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

ISBN-10: 141660541X

ISBN-13: 9781416605416

Edition: 2007

Authors: Julie Meltzer, Judith L. Irvin, Melinda Dukes

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Even students who are successful readers and writers in the early grades can struggle with demanding texts and writing assignments in secondary schools. But with the leadership plan and action steps in this book, you can continue to build on students? literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Explore ways to connect literacy instruction to adolescents? needs, interests, and dispositions. Discover how to use assessment data to guide your literacy program. And examine ways to reallocate resources and leadership roles to support a school- or districtwide literacy program. The authors? comprehensive, school-proven model for improvement includes: * Strategies to integrate literacy and learning across the content areas * Targeted interventions for students who are struggling the most * Support structures that involve teachers, administrators, parents, and community members in your literacy program * Examples of school environments that sustain literacy development
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Goals
Student Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement
Integrating Literacy and Learning: Across the Content Areas
Integrating Literacy and Learning: Interventions for Struggling Readers and Writers
Sustaining Literacy Development: School, Parent, Community, and District Support
Action Steps
Develop and Implement a Schoolwide Literacy Action Plan
Support Teachers to Improve Instruction
Use Data to Make Decisions About Literacy Teaching and Learning
Build Leadership Capacity
Allocate Resources to Support Literacy
Conclusion
Four Vignettes
Glossary
Tools for Leaders Taking Action
Resources for Further Learning
Research References
References
Index
About the Authors