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Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy Author Nancy Dean
ISBN-10 9781412979801
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 230
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.



Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy Author Judith L. Irvin
ISBN-10 9781416605416
Release 2007
Pages 268
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Literacy lies at the heart of student understanding and achievement. Yet too many educators mistakenly assume that the reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills that students developed in elementary school are sufficient for the sophisticated learning tasks they face in middle and high school. The result? Disappointing test scores, high dropout rates, and students unprepared for higher education, citizenship, and the world of work. Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders presents a structured approach to using literacy as a lever for overall school improvement. Literacy instruction is not an "add-on," authors Judith L. Irvin, Julie Meltzer, and Melinda Dukes insist; it's an ongoing essential. All adolescent students, no matter what their level of achievement, can benefit from direct instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking. And all secondary school leaders can improve students' literacy and learning by following the five action steps outlined in this book: (1) develop and implement a literacy action plan, (2) support teachers to improve literacy instruction, (3) use data to make curricular decisions, (4) build capacity for shared leadership, and (5) creatively allocate resources to support the literacy plan. The book also offers strategies to help educators integrate literacy and learning across the content areas, provide targeted interventions for students who are struggling the most, and develop a supportive school environment that involves parents, community members, and district leaders. Practical tools, helpful resources, and vignettes based on the authors' extensive work in school districts nationwide make this an indispensable guide for principals, central office administrators, literacy coaches, department chairs, and other school leaders committed to helping students succeed.



Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy

Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy Author Judith L. Irvin
ISBN-10 087207689X
Release 2008-10-03
Pages 256
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"This practical text is essential for principals, literacy coaches, teacher leaders, and others responsible for literacy programs. Each chapter addresses a critical issue that middle and high school literacy leaders have said gets in the way of implementing a schoolwide plan for raising studentsѫ literacy achievement. These issues include: Setting up effective language and literacy development for English-language learners - Getting widespread, active support for a schoolwide literacy improvement effort - Developing teachers as potential leaders and mentors to their colleagues - Better understanding, valuing, and building on contributions that families and communities make to studentsѫ literacy development. Chapters are filled with concrete suggestions for implementing a plan, including using data, supporting teachers to improve instruction, building leadership capacity, and allocating resources to improve student literacy. أFor Discussionؤ boxes provide statements and questions to generate discussion and to help you understand teachersѫ beliefs and current practices. You also will find practical protocols, strategies, guidelines, and more than 25 diagnostic tools that specifically address each issue."--Publisher's website.



Adolescent Literacy

Adolescent Literacy Author G. Kylene Beers
ISBN-10 0325011281
Release 2007
Pages 411
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Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.



Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom

Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom Author Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
ISBN-10 9780807752364
Release 2011
Pages 253
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This book lays out a new vision for the teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE The Book." With portraits of teachers and students, as well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English. --from publisher description



Read Write Lead

Read  Write  Lead Author Regie Routman
ISBN-10 9781416618737
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 356
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Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains how every school—including yours—can: implement instructional practices that lead to better engagement and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners; build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs; reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners; and embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important--increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”--ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.



Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines Author Tamara L. Jetton
ISBN-10 9781462502851
Release 2012-01-25
Pages 274
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From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough—students also need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential reading and writing skills.



You Gotta BE the Book

 You Gotta BE the Book Author Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
ISBN-10 9780807757987
Release 2016
Pages 292
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This award-winning book continues to resonate with teachers and inspire their teaching because it focuses on the joy of reading and how it can engage and even transform readers. In a time of next generation standards that emphasize higher-order strategies, text complexity, and the reading of nonfiction, "You Gotta BE the Book" continues to help teachers meet new challenges including those of increasing cultural diversity. At the core of Wilhelm's foundational text is an in-depth account of what highly motivated adolescent readers actually do when they read, and how to help struggling readers take on those same stances and strategies. His work offers a robust model teachers can use to prepare students for the demands of disciplinary understanding and for literacy in the real world. The Third Edition includes new commentaries and tips for using visual techniques, drama and action strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives. Book Features: A data-driven theory of literature and literary reading as engagement. A case for undertaking teacher research with students. An approach for using drama and visual art to support readers' comprehension. Guidance for assisting students in the use of higher-order strategies of reading (and writing) as required by next generation standards like the Common Core. Classroom interventions to help all students, especially reluctant ones, become successful readers.



Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males

Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males Author Alfred W. Tatum
ISBN-10 9781571103932
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 165
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Provides information for teachers and schools on literacy instruction for African American adolescent males.



Building Content Literacy

Building Content Literacy Author Roberta L. Sejnost
ISBN-10 9781452271378
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 176
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This guide presents research-based strategies that enable secondary teachers to increase adolescent learning while meeting standards by incorporating reading, writing, and critical thinking into content instruction.



Leading for Literacy

Leading for Literacy Author Ruth Schoenbach
ISBN-10 9781118437261
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 336
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Clear, on-the-ground guidance for Reading Apprenticeship implementation Leading for Literacy provides tools and real-life examples to expand the benefits of a literacy approach that sparks students' engaged reading and thinking across disciplines, from middle school through community college. A companion to the landmark Reading for Understanding, this book guides teachers, leaders, and administrators through the nuts, bolts, benefits, and stumbling blocks of creating Reading Apprenticeship communities that extend a culture of literacy beyond individual classrooms. This book explains how to generate authentic buy-in from teachers and administrators, use the Reading Apprenticeship Framework to turn reform overload into reform coherence, and create literacy teams, professional learning communities, and Reading Apprenticeship communities of practice that sustain an institutional focus on a student-centered, strengths-based culture of literacy. Key insights from Reading Apprenticeship practitioners across the country address how to get started, build momentum, assess progress, and build partnerships and networks across schools, districts, campuses, and regions. Persistently low levels of adolescent literacy continue to short-change students, contribute to discredited high school diplomas, and cause millions of students to drop out of high school and community college. Forty percent or more of community college students require remedial reading courses as college freshman. The researchers at WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative developed the Reading Apprenticeship Framework to provide educators with a proven path to improving literacy for all students, and this book provides clear guidance on bringing the framework to life. How to integrate Reading Apprenticeship with existing reform efforts How to use formative assessment to promote teacher and student growth How to coach and empower teachers How to cultivate literacy leadership How to provide long-term support for a strong content-literacy program Nationwide classroom testing has shown Reading Apprenticeship to promote not only literacy and content knowledge, but also motivation and positive academic identity—leading to better student outcomes that reach beyond the classroom walls. Leading for Literacy lays out compelling ways to spread the benefits of Reading Apprenticeship, with practical guidance and real-world insight.



Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment 6 12

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment  6 12 Author Martha Clare Hougen
ISBN-10 1598573594
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 298
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"This book is an introduction to teaching reading and writing to secondary students, grades 6-12. Based on cutting edge research, recommended practices, and the Common Core State Standards, this core adolescent literacy textbook covers key elements of instruction and how reading and writing skills develop in older students, then thoroughly explores disciplinary literacy, providing the understanding and strategies future teachers need to instruct adolescents in the different reading and writing capacitiesrequired by different content areas. Chapters also offer guidance for supporting English language learners, working within response to intervention and other multi-tiered systems of support to better meet the needs of struggling learners and addressing students' social emotional learning"--



Stuck in the Middle

Stuck in the Middle Author Donna Topping
ISBN-10 0325021465
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 158
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Donna Hooker Topping and Roberta McManus help you support struggling middle school students with page after page of immediately useful, ready-for-differentiation teaching. These strategies work by making the process of content-area literacy transparent and repeatable. Without interrupting the flow of instruction, these strategies help adolescents: not only read texts but understand them too; make crucial subject-area vocabulary stick; grapple with themes, ideas, and content through writing; find ways into content that fit individual learning styles. --Publisher's description.



Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten

Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten Author Joseph Slate
ISBN-10 9780698141292
Release 2004-05-11
Pages 40
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Miss Bindergarten and her kindergarteners are stepping out of the classroom and going to all sorts of places. Franny gets to decorate a cake at the bakery, Jessie learns to Stop, Drop, and Roll at the fire station, Patricia gets to push the mail at the post office, and all of the kindergarteners read colorful picture books at the library! They even have time to play at the park and have a picnic. Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten is having so much fun!



Digital and Media Literacy

Digital and Media Literacy Author Renee Hobbs
ISBN-10 9781412981583
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 214
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Leading authority on media literacy education shows secondary teachers how to incorporate media literacy into the curriculum, teach 21st-century skills, and select meaningful texts.



Adolescents on the Edge

Adolescents on the Edge Author Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN-10 0325026912
Release 2010
Pages 175
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Fusing Jimmy Santiago Baca's talents as a writer of memoir with ReLeah Cossett Lent's expertise in building and empowering collaborative learning communities, this book offers a completely new approach to reaching at-risk adolescents.--[book cover].



Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy Author Judith L. Irvin
ISBN-10 9781416605416
Release 2007
Pages 268
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Literacy lies at the heart of student understanding and achievement. Yet too many educators mistakenly assume that the reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills that students developed in elementary school are sufficient for the sophisticated learning tasks they face in middle and high school. The result? Disappointing test scores, high dropout rates, and students unprepared for higher education, citizenship, and the world of work. Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders presents a structured approach to using literacy as a lever for overall school improvement. Literacy instruction is not an "add-on," authors Judith L. Irvin, Julie Meltzer, and Melinda Dukes insist; it's an ongoing essential. All adolescent students, no matter what their level of achievement, can benefit from direct instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking. And all secondary school leaders can improve students' literacy and learning by following the five action steps outlined in this book: (1) develop and implement a literacy action plan, (2) support teachers to improve literacy instruction, (3) use data to make curricular decisions, (4) build capacity for shared leadership, and (5) creatively allocate resources to support the literacy plan. The book also offers strategies to help educators integrate literacy and learning across the content areas, provide targeted interventions for students who are struggling the most, and develop a supportive school environment that involves parents, community members, and district leaders. Practical tools, helpful resources, and vignettes based on the authors' extensive work in school districts nationwide make this an indispensable guide for principals, central office administrators, literacy coaches, department chairs, and other school leaders committed to helping students succeed.