Taking Action On Adolescent Literacy

Author: Judith L. Irvin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141660541X
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Literacy lies at the heart of student understanding and achievement. Yet too many educators mistakenly assume that the reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills that students developed in elementary school are sufficient for the sophisticated learning tasks they face in middle and high school. The result? Disappointing test scores, high dropout rates, and students unprepared for higher education, citizenship, and the world of work. Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders presents a structured approach to using literacy as a lever for overall school improvement. Literacy instruction is not an "add-on," authors Judith L. Irvin, Julie Meltzer, and Melinda Dukes insist; it's an ongoing essential. All adolescent students, no matter what their level of achievement, can benefit from direct instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking. And all secondary school leaders can improve students' literacy and learning by following the five action steps outlined in this book: (1) develop and implement a literacy action plan, (2) support teachers to improve literacy instruction, (3) use data to make curricular decisions, (4) build capacity for shared leadership, and (5) creatively allocate resources to support the literacy plan. The book also offers strategies to help educators integrate literacy and learning across the content areas, provide targeted interventions for students who are struggling the most, and develop a supportive school environment that involves parents, community members, and district leaders. Practical tools, helpful resources, and vignettes based on the authors' extensive work in school districts nationwide make this an indispensable guide for principals, central office administrators, literacy coaches, department chairs, and other school leaders committed to helping students succeed.

Taking The Lead On Adolescent Literacy

Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979803
Size: 79.21 MB
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.

Rti For Reading At The Secondary Level

Author: Deborah K. Reed
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250356X
Size: 63.96 MB
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"Grounded in the best current knowledge, this book shows how to implement response to intervention (RTI) in middle and high school contexts. Detailed guidelines are presented for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and other aspects of literacy across the content areas, and for providing effective interventions for students who require additional support. The authors describe RTI procedures that are specifically tailored to the needs of struggling adolescent learners and that take into account the challenges and logistics of secondary-level implementation. More than 20 reproducible tools for planning, assessment, progress monitoring, and multi-tiered instruction are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying"-- Provided by publisher.

How Rti Works In Secondary Schools

Author: Evelyn S. Johnson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273499
Size: 15.62 MB
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Practical solutions for implementing RTI and improving student outcomes in Grades 6–12! This comprehensive book provides the specific guidance secondary administrators need to successfully implement Response to Intervention (RTI) and help their struggling adolescent learners. Using the latest research, the authors identify the current best practices for key components of RTI and demonstrate how teams can work together to implement an assessment- and data-driven decision-making process. The book provides: Guidance on building leadership capacity for RTI implementation Case studies illustrating middle and high school RTI models Instructional strategies for tiers one, two, and three Forms, checklists, and Web and print resources

Leading With Focus

Author: Mike Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621369
Size: 78.25 MB
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In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.

Literacy Coaching

Author: Dale E. Moxley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412926331
Size: 30.82 MB
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This research-based handbook guides school leaders in successfully implementing a literacy coaching program to drive schoolwide literacy achievement.

Literacy Leadership Teams

Author: Pamela Craig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926935
Size: 70.90 MB
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In Literacy Leadership Teams: Collaborative Leadership for Improving and Sustaining Student Achievement, Pamela Craig, a veteran English teacher and a vice-president of the Florida Council of Teachers of English, focuses on practical ways for school leaders to establish school-based literacy leadership teams. She carefully outlines each step of the process so that readers will be able to create and sustain literacy leadership teams at their own schools. Craig provides insights and tools designed to bring teachers, administrators, and other members of the school community together to set and achieve goals for improving student achievement in literacy.

Culture Literacy Learning

Author: Carol D. Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807747483
Size: 37.87 MB
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In this timely book, the author draws on her experience as a participant observer to provide a unique, insider's view to both designing and implementing a culturally responsive approach to improve learning and teaching in a specific subject area.

Reading And The High School Student

Author: Judith L. Irvin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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Now in its second edition, Reading and the High School Student presents the issues and trends for improving literacy learning in secondary schools. Perfect for both pre-service and in-service teachers, the book emphasizes classroom applications and offers solutions for the development of literacy programs at the school and district levels. Irvin, Buehl, and Klemp deliver a practical, concise, and balanced introduction to literacy topics, lending special attention to the needs of the struggling reader and the English language learner. The text includes a wealth of strategies with real classroom examples that teachers can implement in their own classrooms, making the book a valuable and handy reference. New features to this edition include: -Focus on adolescent literacy as addressed by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its consequences for high school students. -Myriad suggestions on how to close the achievement gap and ideas for tutoring. -Extensive coverage of multiple literacies and media literacy within the context of high school classes.

Wikis For School Leaders

Author: Stephanie Sandifer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927567
Size: 54.35 MB
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Maximize the effectiveness of your professional activities through the use of wikis, and raise student achievement in turn! With strategies from online educator and technology expert Stephanie Sandifer, this book provides how-to advice on the way in which wikis result in a more efficient use of time, better communication, and increased adult learning for the members of your school community. Inside, you'll find out how to promote collaboration and productivity in your school, all while contributing to improved student learning. Topics include: The Dos and Don'ts of Wikis Social Networking Tools and Wikis Wikis for Leadership and Administration Wikis in the Classroom Wikis for Home-to-School Communications Implement each of these practical, innovative ideas and "wikify" your school today!