Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition
Keys to School Improvement
Allison Swan Dagen, Rita M. Bean, Diane Kern
This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK–12. The distinct roles of teachers, reading/literacy specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and principals are explored, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of collaboration. Chapters highlight the standards that apply to each component of a schoolwide literacy program, give examples of what they look like in schools, and share implications for classroom practice and professional learning. Pedagogical features include guiding questions, case examples, vignettes, engagement activities, and annotated resources for further learning.
New to This Edition
*Now copublished with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and grounded in ILA's revised Standards 2017; expanded grade range includes PreK.
*Chapters on new topics: writing instruction, sustaining schoolwide improvements, and collaborative leadership.
*New chapters on core topics: the principal’s role, assessment, middle and high school literacy programs, special education, and culturally responsive instruction.
*Vignettes from leaders in diverse roles, “Think About This” questions for discussion/reflection, and end-of-chapter annotated resources.