Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement by Rita M. BeanBest Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement by Rita M. Bean

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement

byRita M. BeanEditorAllison Swan Dagen

Paperback | September 29, 2011

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Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play an active role in nurturing a culture of collaboration and promoting student achievement. Best practices are identified for creating strong elementary and secondary literacy programs, differentiating instruction, supporting English language learners, utilizing technology, building home-school partnerships, and much more. User-friendly features include case examples, guiding questions, and engagement activities in each chapter.

Rita M. Bean, PhD,is Professor Emerita in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the roles of the reading specialist and the literacy coach, professional development for teachers, and the evaluation of large-scale efforts to improve literacy instruction in the elementary school.Allison Swan Dag...
Title:Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School ImprovementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 29, 2011Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609189418

ISBN - 13:9781609189419

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Table of Contents

I. Multiple Roles in School Leadership1. Literacy Leadership in a Culture of Collaboration,Rita M. Bean2. Teachers as Literacy Leaders,Allison Swan DagenandJodi Nichols3. Literacy Coaches in Elementary Schools,Susan K. L'AllierandLaurie Elish-Piper4. Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in Secondary Schools,Jacy IppolitoandJoanna Lieberman5. The Role of the Special Educator: A Balancing Act,Naomi ZigmondandAmanda Kloo6. Principals as Literacy Leaders,Sharon WalpoleandMichael C. McKennaII. What Literacy Leaders Need to Know about Literacy7. Emergent Literacy,Anne McGill-FranzenandJennifer Jordan8. Literacy Leadership in the Elementary School Reading Program,Janice A. DoleandKristin L. Nelson9. Adolescent Language, Literacy, and Learning: Implications for a Schoolwide Literacy Program,Patricia L. AndersandRenee T. Clift10. Establishing a Print-Rich Classroom and School Environment,Misty SailorsandJames V. Hoffman11. Differentiating Literacy Instruction,Heidi Anne E. Mesmer, Jennifer Jones, Lauren Catherwood,andLaura M. Lester12. Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction,Allison SkerrettandAfra Ahmed Hersi13. English Learners: Developing Their Literate Lives,MaryEllen Vogt14. Literacy Assessment in Schools,Suzanne LaneandDebra MooreIII. Perspectives on Special Issues15. Technology in the Literacy Program,Jill CastekandCarolyn B. Gwinn16. Developing Effective Home-School Literacy Partnerships,Jeanne R. Paratore,Lilly M. Steiner, andSusan Dougherty17. Policy Implementation: The Path from Reading Policy to Classroom Practice,Sarah L. WoulfinandCynthia E. Coburn18. Schools as Places of Learning: The Powerful Role of Literacy Leaders,Rita M. BeanandAllison Swan Dagen