9781572309821

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781572309821

  • ISBN10:

    1572309822

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

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
1(12)
An Overview of the Instructional Role
12(26)
The Instructional Role: Initializing, Implementing, and Evaluating
38(19)
Leadership of the Reading Specialist: What Does It Mean?
57(22)
Professional Development
79(17)
Coaching: Improving Classroom Literacy Instruction
96(23)
Developing a School Reading Program
119(18)
Assessment
137(12)
School, Community, and Family Partnerships
149(18)
Writing Proposals
167(13)
The Reading Specialist as Lifelong Learner: Meeting Challenges and Changes
180(9)
Appendix A The Roles of the Reading Specialist 189(9)
Appendix B Preparation for Job Interviews 198(3)
References 201(8)
Index 209

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