The Reading Specialist Leadership for the Classroom, School, and Community

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-01
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $29.87 Save up to $28.87
  • Rent Book $4.99
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Timely and accessible, this book provides nuts-and-bolts information and guidance for reading specialists in grades K-12 as well as those preparing for certification. The focus is on the many responsibilities of today's reading specialist, from teaching individual students to taking a leadership role in the schoolwide literacy program. Including discussion questions, self-reflective exercises, and lively examples and vignettes, the book presents research-based frameworks for: Working with struggling readers and their teachers Providing professional development and coaching Planning curriculum and conducting assessments Collaborating with parents and community-based programs Writing winning grant proposals And much more!

Author Biography

Rita M. Bean, PhD, is Professor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also directs a reading specialist intern program and the University Reading Center. Widely published in the professional literature, Dr. Bean is a former classroom teacher and K/n-/12 reading supervisor.

Table of Contents

The Role of Reading Specialists in Schools and Classrooms
An Overview of the Instructional Role
The Instructional Role: Initializing, Implementing, and Evaluating
Leadership of the Reading Specialist: What Does It Mean?
Professional Development
Coaching: Improving Classroom Literacy Instruction
Developing a School Reading Program
School, Community, and Family Partnerships
Writing Proposals
The Reading Specialist as Lifelong Learner: Meeting Challenges and Changes
Appendix A The Roles of the Reading Specialist 189(9)
Appendix B Preparation for Job Interviews 198(3)
References 201(8)
Index 209

Rewards Program

Write a Review