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!
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.