Systems for Change in Literacy Education

A Guide to Professional Development

Author: Carol A. Lyons,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325002828

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Everything is covered, including how to get started the right way and how to develop K-6 in-service courses throughout the year.
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Literacy Coaching

The Essentials

Author: Katherine Casey

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009414

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 8592

Literacy Coaching takes you inside today's main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you'll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you'll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions: gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started developing trusting relationships taking notes while observing teachers and students using data to uncover areas of instructional need teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward coaching strategies and language running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings
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Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning

Strategies and Tools for the Inquiry Process

Author: Christine C. Pappas,Eli Tucker-Raymond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136861122

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4098

Designed to facilitate teachers’ efforts to meet the actual challenges and dilemmas they face in their classrooms, Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning: provides background information and key concepts in teacher research covers the "how-to" strategies of the teacher research process from the initial proposal to writing up the report as publishable or presentable work illustrates a range of literacy topics and grade levels features twelve reports by teacher researchers who have gone through the process, and their candid remarks about how activities helped (or not) helps teachers understand how knowledge is constructed socially in their classrooms so that they can create instructional communities that promote all students’ learning. Addressing the importance of teacher research for better instruction, reform, and political action, this text emphasizes strategies teachers can use to support and strengthen their voices as they dialogue with others in the educational community, so that their ideas and perspectives may have an impact on educational practice both locally in their schools and districts and more broadly.
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A Principal's Guide to Literacy Instruction

Author: Carol S. Beers,James W. Beers,Jeffrey O. Smith

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160918033X

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 3926

This succinct, engaging book explains how busy elementary school principals can support effective literacy instruction in their schools. Chapters outline the fundamental components of a successful literacy program and describe specific practices that can instill a culture of literacy in a school. Strategies are provided for initiating a professional development program, understanding and using appropriate assessments with students, involving parents in literacy education, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of teachers’ instructional methods. Drawing from the authors' extensive experience as principals and teachers, the book’s numerous examples demonstrate what strong literacy leadership looks like in action. Helpful reproducibles are included.
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Standards for Reading Professionals—Revised 2010

Author: International Reading Association

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872077136

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 9611

What should reading professionals know and be able to do? The fully updated and revised Standards 2010 identifies the performance criteria necessary to assess competence of reading educators and to design programs to foster this competence. Two new professional role categories are addressed: (1) the middle and high school content teacher and (2) the middle and high school reading classroom teacher. Also, with the addition of a new diversity standard, Standards 2010 addresses the urgent need for preparing reading professionals to teach today’s increasingly diverse student population. Standards 2010 also provides matrixes that list each role with the corresponding elements of each standard, to help you view a specific standard’s element and its description across all roles.
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Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills

A Guide for Leaders in Linguistically Diverse Schools

Author: Nonie K. Lesaux,Emily Phillips Galloway,Sky H. Marietta

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526497

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 1276

In our knowledge-based society, K–8 students need to develop increasingly sophisticated skills to read, write, and speak for a wide variety of purposes and audiences. Including an extended case example from a linguistically diverse school (nearly 75% English learners), this book guides school leaders to design and implement advanced literacy instruction through four key shifts: strengthening the instructional core, giving data a central role, using a shared curriculum, and providing supportive and tailored professional development. Reproducible forms and templates facilitate planning and implementation of schoolwide initiatives. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
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The Literacy Principal, 2nd Edition

Leading, Supporting, and Assessing Reading and Writing Initiatives

Author: David Booth,Jennifer Rowsell

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551382164

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5488

As the education community struggles with literacy achievement, skillful leadership has emerged as a distinguishing feature of successful schools. Since The Literacy Principal was first published, it has helped shape the discussion around accountability and successful practices that support both teachers and students. This revised and expanded second edition challenges principals to become even more involved in championing literacy in their schools. It examines the role of school leaders at both the elementary and secondary levels. Commentaries from teachers, principals, and consultants who have been involved in developing strong school-wide and district-wide literacy programs are included to demonstrate the strides that many schools have made in the last few years. The increasingly important role of school literacy coaches and mentoring teams are presented as models of the power of cooperative approaches to successful literacy programs. David Booth and Jennifer Rowsell offer an overview of the most successful strategies for creating a support network that will nurture and build a powerful reading environment. They help administrators: introduce and support cooperative approaches to literacy that involve coaches and mentoring teams; understand exemplary reading and writing programs and school-wide strategies for promoting literacy growth among students; demonstrate a commitment to literacy among teachers, parents, students, and the community; appreciate the many forms of assessment and evaluation including intervention programs for improving student performance. Rooted in the latest research and real-world experience, this new edition provides tried-and-true frameworks that principals can use in their quest to create schools where literacy thrives.
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Making a Difference for K-12 Students and Teachers

Author: Lin Carver,Judith Orth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475833040

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4339

Educators are facing increasing demands and challenges due to the current emphasis on student growth and teacher accountability. Academic or instructional coaches can work with teachers to help them develop ideas, methods, and strategies for facing and successfully conquering these challenges leading to increased student achievement. Using scenarios and scholarly resources, the book follows one coach’s journey from her first day as an instructional or academic coach through her development to an experienced coach who is prepared to help new coaches. The discussion of the theoretical basis for teaching and learning provides the basis for examining various approaches to coaching, methods of data collection and analysis, the components of teacher evaluation systems, and methods for implementing these ideas into the K-12 educational setting. This book is a must read for all coaches and teacher leaders!
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The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-2

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028781

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 6850

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to pre-K through grade two and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.
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Guided Reading

Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325086842

Category: Education

Page: 630

View: 5309

Much has been written on the topic of guided reading over the last twenty years, but no other leaders in literacy education have championed the topic with such depth and breadth as Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the highly anticipated second edition of Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of guided reading's critical value within a comprehensive literacy system, and the reflective, responsive teaching required to realize its full potential. Now with Guided Reading, Second Edition, (re)discover the essential elements of guided reading through: a wider and more comprehensive look at its place within a coherent literacy system a refined and deeper understanding of its complexity an examination of the steps in implementation-from observing and assessing literacy behaviors, to grouping in a thoughtful and dynamic way, to analyzing texts, to teaching the lesson the teaching for systems of strategic actions a rich text base that can support and extend student learning the re-emerging role of shared reading as a way to lead guided and independent reading forward the development of managed independent learning across the grades an in-depth exploration of responsive teaching the role of facilitative language in supporting change over time in students' processing systems the identification of high-priority shifts in learning to focus on at each text level the creation of a learning environment within which literacy and language can flourish. Through guided reading, students learn how to engage in every facet of the reading process and apply their reading power to all literacy contexts. Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Introducing Texts Effectively in Guided Reading Lessons
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The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Second Edition

A Guide to Research-Based Practice

Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507700

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 661

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.
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The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028798

Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 580

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to grades three-eight and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.
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The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education

A Contemporary Guide to Literacy Teaching and Interventions in a Global Context

Author: Natalia Kucirkova,Catherine E. Snow,Vibeke Grøver,Catherine McBride

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317659201

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 7195

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education offers a pioneering overview of early literacy provision in different parts of the world and brings together interdisciplinary research evidence on effective literacy teaching to inform current and future practice and policy of early literacy. From the problem of identification of literacy difficulties in a particular learning context to supporting the provision of early literacy through digital media, the handbook deals with the major concerns and newest areas of interest in literacy research. With an international and future vision, it provides an accessible guide to the main debates and future trends in the global field of early literacy, and informs academics, policy-makers, practitioners, educators and students about innovative early literacy research methods and instruction. The three sections and 30 ground-breaking chapters reflect a conceptual framework of questions asked by scholars and educators interested in looking beyond traditional definitions of literacy. Part I provides contemporary insights collected by internationally renowned scholars on what literacy is, and what it can offer to young children in the twenty-first century. Part II is a collection of detailed portraits of 14 countries, regions or language communities, and focuses on early literacy provision, practice and policy from across the world. Part III outlines key interventions and research-endorsed practices designed to support home–school connections and children’s reading and writing skills, as well as vocabulary, phonological awareness and narrative abilities, with examples drawn from various home, school and community environments. All chapters promote discussion, critical analysis and questions for reflection and are written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format. This handbook is an indispensable reference guide for practising teachers and student teachers, especially those undertaking postgraduate qualifications, as well as early literacy researchers, policy-makers and school-based literacy leaders.
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The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-8

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028804

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 6312

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to grades PreK-eight and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.
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Collaboration for Diverse Learners

Viewpoints and Practices

Author: Victoria Risko,Victoria J. Risko,Karen D'Angelo Bromley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780872072831

Category: Education

Page: 426

View: 976

This book suggests that a solution to schools' lack of comprehensive literacy programs may be found through innovations in collaborative decision making about curriculum and instruction. It provides analyses of collaborative efforts, multiple ways to think about collaboration and its implementation, and examples of collaborative projects. After an introduction, section 1, Ways to Think About Collaboration contains 6 chapters: (1) "New Visions of Collaboration" (Victoria J. Risko and Karen Bromley); (2) "Getting Started With Collaboration" (Marjorie Montague and Cynthia Warger); (3) "Collaboration in the Schools: A Theoretical and Practical View" (Barbara J. Walker, Ronald J. Scherry, and Christine Gransbery); (4) "Co-Teaching: It Takes More Than ESP" (Jeanne Shay Schumm, Marie Tejero Hughes, and Maria Elena Arguelles); (5) "Collaboration as Deliberate Curriculum Decision Making" (Marleen C. Pugach and Mary Ann Fitzgerald); and (6) "'Title I Bought That Coffee Pot!' Family Literacy Professionals Learn to Collaborate" (Nancy D. Padak, Connie Sapin, and Connie Spencer Ackerman). Section 2, Multiple Pathways to Collaboration, contains 14 chapters: (7) "Collaboration in a First-Grade Classroom: Shared Inquiry Supports Divers Learners' Literacy Development" (Jaqueline K. Peck); (8) "Collaborative Learning Strategies in Diverse Classrooms" (Patricia Douville and Karen D. Wood); (9) "Expanding Collaborative Roles of Reading Specialists: Developing an Intermediate Reading Support Program" (Donna Ogle and Ellen Fogelberg); (10) "Developing Successful Collaborative Literacy Teams: A Case Study" (Carol A. Lyons); (11) "Educational Teams for Students With Diverse Needs: Structures to Promote Collaboration and Impact" (Beverly Rainforth and Jill L. England); (12) "Emphasizing Differences to Build Cultural Understandings" (Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt); (13) "Communicating and Collaborating With Linguistically Diverse Communities" (Bertha Perez); (14) "Developing Collaboration With.
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Assessment in Science

A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice

Author: Daniel Shepardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401008027

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 3852

Assessment in Science combines professional development and classroom practice in a single volume. The pragmatic nature of the book makes it a valuable resource for administrators and staff developers interested in designing professional development programs, and for science teachers looking for techniques and examples of classroom-based assessments. Unique features of Assessment in Science include: 1) practical strategies and tools for implementing successful professional development programs in science assessment, 2) teacher stories and case studies about classroom-based assessment practice and how these teachers changed their assessment practice, 3) examples of classroom-based assessments and scoring guides, 4) samples of student work with teacher commentary, and 5) examples of how the national reform documents in science education served as tools in professional development programs and in designing classroom-based assessments. Assessment in Science expands the existing literature on science assessment by sharing a model for professional development, and examples of teacher-developed assessments with accompanying student work and teacher commentary. Chapters written by science teachers tell how they assess students and how they have changed their assessment practice, as well as how changing assessment practice has resulted in a change in their science instruction. Assessment in Science is targeted at practising professionals in science education: administrators, staff developers, science teachers, and university science educators. Assessment in Science has applicability to graduate-level courses in science education and in-service courses for science teachers. The teacher chapters are also appropriate for use in undergraduate science methods courses to illustrate classroom-based assessments.
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Leading for Literacy

A Reading Apprenticeship Approach

Author: Ruth Schoenbach,Cynthia Greenleaf,Lynn Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437268

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Clear, on-the-ground guidance for Reading Apprenticeship implementation Leading for Literacy provides tools and real-life examples to expand the benefits of a literacy approach that sparks students' engaged reading and thinking across disciplines, from middle school through community college. A companion to the landmark Reading for Understanding, this book guides teachers, leaders, and administrators through the nuts, bolts, benefits, and stumbling blocks of creating Reading Apprenticeship communities that extend a culture of literacy beyond individual classrooms. This book explains how to generate authentic buy-in from teachers and administrators, use the Reading Apprenticeship Framework to turn reform overload into reform coherence, and create literacy teams, professional learning communities, and Reading Apprenticeship communities of practice that sustain an institutional focus on a student-centered, strengths-based culture of literacy. Key insights from Reading Apprenticeship practitioners across the country address how to get started, build momentum, assess progress, and build partnerships and networks across schools, districts, campuses, and regions. Persistently low levels of adolescent literacy continue to short-change students, contribute to discredited high school diplomas, and cause millions of students to drop out of high school and community college. Forty percent or more of community college students require remedial reading courses as college freshman. The researchers at WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative developed the Reading Apprenticeship Framework to provide educators with a proven path to improving literacy for all students, and this book provides clear guidance on bringing the framework to life. How to integrate Reading Apprenticeship with existing reform efforts How to use formative assessment to promote teacher and student growth How to coach and empower teachers How to cultivate literacy leadership How to provide long-term support for a strong content-literacy program Nationwide classroom testing has shown Reading Apprenticeship to promote not only literacy and content knowledge, but also motivation and positive academic identity—leading to better student outcomes that reach beyond the classroom walls. Leading for Literacy lays out compelling ways to spread the benefits of Reading Apprenticeship, with practical guidance and real-world insight.
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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum

A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching Prek-8

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325060781

Category: Education

Page: 704

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Take advantage of our pre-publication price and order now! What can change the landscape of literacy education in every classroom? The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition! The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition is the newest edition of the beloved Continuum of Literacy Learning resource by best-selling literacy authors and educators, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text. More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever-The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition enables teachers to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves. The Literacy Continuum provides a way to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through grade eight, and across eight instructional contexts. Each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process. With this indispensable literacy tool, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of The Literacy Continuum's critical role in transforming literacy teaching and learning. (Re)Discover The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition to: elevate your language and literacy expertise develop an understanding of the demands of texts on readers build your understanding of the reading and writing process and how it changes over time hone your observation of students' literacy behaviors teach toward student integration of the Systems of Strategic Actions articulate the literacy curriculum within and across grade levels activate the responsive teaching that meets students where they are and brings them forward with intention and precision build professional learning opportunities with colleagues create a common vision and common language for literacy in your school. Look for these new enhancements inside: Streamlined organization and navigation Expanded behaviors and examples across the continua First appearance of a behavior or goal or text characteristic is indicated by a red square (Behaviors are acquired and then elaborated over time) Clear organization of and explicit links to the Systems of Strategic Actions Four-color design for clarity and focus Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Thinking and Talking About Books Across the Day.
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Synchronizing Success

A Practical Guide to Creating a Comprehensive Literacy System

Author: Maren Koepf,Timothy V. Rasinski

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107436

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 8857

"The book shows how school leaders can create a comprehensive literacy system throughout schools and across districts by aligning change components with a vision for literacy education. Enriched with tools, tips, and planning guides for incrementally managing positive change, Synchronizing Success provides literacy specialists, principals, and staff developers the resources and action steps necessary for designing an integrated literacy system tailor fit to their school setting."--BOOK JACKET.
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From Staff Room to Classroom

A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412926041

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 691

This valuable guide offers a wealth of strategies for designing, presenting, and facilitating professional development with follow-up coaching that meets the unique needs of adult learners.
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