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 bookas 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|