Becoming a Literacy Leader (Second Edition)

Supporting Learning and Change

The first edition of Becoming a Literacy Leader chronicled Jennifer’s work as she moved to a new school and a new job as a literacy specialist and found herself tackling everything from teacher study groups to state-mandated assessment plans.

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The first edition of Becoming a Literacy Leader chronicled Jennifer’s work as she moved to a new school and a new job as a literacy specialist and found herself tackling everything from teacher study groups to state-mandated assessment plans.

The new edition of her book is a thoughtful, reflective evolution of her work as she rethinks how her identity and role as a literacy leader have evolved in the ten years since she wrote the first edition. She focuses on three ideas to de...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Allen is a literacy specialist in grades 3-5 for the Waterville, Maine, school district, where she works as a reading coach and leads professional development programs for teachers. Jennifer has presented her work to regional and national audiences through state literacy organizations, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a frequent contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy. Jennifer is the author of Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change and A Sense of Belonging: Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers .

Table of Contents

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Contents

Foreward by Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak

Acknowledgments

1 Introduction: Layered Coaching

2 Being a Resource: A Room of One's Own for Literacy

3 A Model for Required Professional Development: "My Life in Seven Stories"

4 Study Groups: Developing Voluntary Professional Development

5 Coaching in Classrooms: Differentiating Support for New and Veteran Teachers

6 Supporting Curriculum and Assessment

7 Helping Kids on the Bubble: The Literacy Intervention Classroom

8 Creating Unity through Whole School Experience

9 Cultivating Teacher Leadership

10 Nuts and Bolts: Scheduling and Budget

11 Final Words: Mentoring New Talent

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 256 pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: 1096Item No: 1097Item No: 1B96
ISBN: 978-1-62531-096-5ISBN: 978-1-62531-097-2ISBN: 978-1-62531-B96-5

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