Working Together to Improve Literacy

How to set goals, implement, and assess school-wide reading and writing initiatives

This practical book shows literacy leaders how to win the support of the whole school community and implement school-wide initiatives that improve student reading and writing. Exemplary reading and writing projects are introduced along with strategies for successful collaboration in a variety of situations. This comprehensive resource clarifies the role of coach or principal and recognizes how important the empowerment of teachers is throughout the collaborative process.

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This practical book shows literacy leaders how to win the support of the whole school community and implement school-wide initiatives that improve student reading and writing. Exemplary reading and writing projects are introduced along with strategies for successful collaboration in a variety of situations. This comprehensive resource clarifies the role of coach or principal and recognizes how important the empowerment of teachers is throughout the collaborative process.

About the Author(s)

Graham is a writer and workshop presenter in schools, at conventions, and in professional development consortia. He has thirty-two years of teaching experience, including thirteen years as language arts supervisor for Calgary Catholic Schools.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Chapter 1: Collaborative Instructional Practice
Chapter 2: Goal Setting
Chapter 3: Professional Development and Implementation
Chapter 4: Assessing Collaborative Literacy Projects
Chapter 5: Collaborative Projects in Reading Instruction
Chapter 6: Collaborative Projects in Writing Instruction
A Final Word
Appendixes
List of Works Consulted
Acknowledgements
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Year: 2007
Item No: 8812
ISBN: 978-1-55138-812-0

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