A Principal's Guide to Literacy Instruction

A Principal's Guide to Literacy Instruction

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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 teachersa€™ instructional methods. Drawing from the authors' extensive experience as principals and teachers, the booka€™s numerous examples demonstrate what strong literacy leadership looks like in action. Helpful reproducibles are included.For example, Standard 3 of the IRA/NCTE standards overlaps with the IRA/ NAEYC Phase 3: Early Reading and Writing standard. ... The fourth-grade test will have equal passages of literary and informational texts, and by twelfth grade, the distribution will be 30% literary and 70% informational. The assessments will also include items that measure vocabulary knowledge as an aid to comprehension.

Title:A Principal's Guide to Literacy Instruction
Author:Carol S. Beers, James W. Beers
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2009-11-20


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