Literacy Essentials

Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners

How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

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How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners. 15 chapters are divided  into short, focused passages and include:

  • Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning
  • Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable
  • Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning
  • Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more.

Literacy Essentials shows what’s possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners’ strengths.

Listen to a 30-minute podcast of Angela Watson and Regie Routman discussing Literacy Essentials.

What stands out most to me in Literacy Essentials is Routman’s honesty and her willingness to help teachers think about how to balance joy, high expectations, and student accountability...It's as close to perfect a tool as I’ve seen to use as part of ongoing professional development for literacy practitioners and leaders. 

Rita Platt

Principal, National Board Certified teacher

Regie Routman: Literacy Essentials
"Never underestimate that you—one deeply, caring, knowledgeable, curious educator—can make a life changing difference in a child’s life." Learn why and how this is the book for today’s times—for creating a trusting, collaborative, joyful school culture where all learners thrive.

About the Author(s)

Regie Routman is a longtime teacher, leader, and author who is committed to improving the literacy and learning lives of students, especially those in high-challenge schools. She currently works on-site in diverse schools and districts coaching and mentoring principals, leaders at all levels, and teachers.

Table of Contents

    A Note About Notes and Other Resources
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: Letter to My Colleagues

ENGAGEMENT

1. Developing Trusting Relationships
2. Celebrating Learners
3. Creating a Thriving Learning Environment
4. Teaching with Purpose and Authenticity

EXCELLENCE

1. Embedding Professional Learning
2. Expert Teaching Through Frontloading
3. Listening, Speaking, and Questioning
4. Embracing the Reading-Writing Connection
5. Teaching Readers
6. Teaching Writers

EQUITY

1. Making High Expectations an Instructional Reality
2. Reaching All Learners
3. Applying Responsible Assessment
4. Developing Self-determining Learners
5. Advocating for Students

    Afterword: The Need for Civic Engagment
    Appendices A-I
    Notes
    References and Resources
    Index

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 496 pp/paper
Year: 2018
Item No: 1037Item No: 0940Item No: 1B37
ISBN: 978-1-62531-037-8ISBN: 978-1-57110-940-8ISBN: 978-1-62531-B37-8
Hashtag: #LitEssentials

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