A trusted practitioner guide and course text, this book provides a complete introduction to the multiple roles of the reading specialist in grades PreK-12. Rita M. Bean offers evidence-based best practices for working with struggling readers; supporting teachers through professional development and coaching; planning curricula; assessing at the individual, classroom, and school levels; and building strong school, family, and community partnerships. User-friendly features include helpful classroom vignettes, questions for discussion and reflection, follow-up activities, and ideas for instructors and workshop leaders. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
New to This Edition
*New overarching framework that connects literacy leadership more directly to classroom instruction and assessment.
*Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new standards-based examples included throughout.
*Expanded coverage of literacy coaching, middle and high school grades, and response to intervention.
*Chapters now begin with key questions and include annotated resources for further reading.
Rita M. Bean, PhD, is Professor Emerita in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as Director of the Reading Center for 25 years. Prior to joining the university, she taught at the elementary school level and also served as a reading supervisor for grades K-12. Dr. Bean has developed elementary and middle school reading cur...More about Rita M. Bean