Collaborating for Real Literacy

Collaborating for Real Literacy : Librarian, Teacher, and Principal

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Research-based, practical strategies for collaborating with teachers and principals in order to strengthen literacy initiatives in your district and school.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 213.4 x 271.8 x 7.6mm | 340.2g
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1586831445
  • 9781586831448

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"After an introduction that outlines the set-up for their book, Sharon Pitcher and Bonnie Mackey explain the need for school-wide literacy movements. Suggestions are given for collaboration between classroom teachers, librarians, and principals and the roles that each needs to play to promote literacy. Chapters, which all follow a similar lay-out, cover such things as setting up literacy centers, family literacy programs, bringing literacy to non-English speaking children, and the roles that conversations and writing play in literacy. Anticipation questions at the beginning of each chapter get readers thinking about the ideas that the chapter will examine. Specific examples are given to help put theories into practice, and there are useful suggestions for professional development. Chapters all conclude with a chapter summary and extensive lists of works cited and suggestions for further reading. In several chapters there are also lists of specific children's book titles that are useful for teaching certain reading strategies. I found this book enlightening and plan to share it with our school's reading specialist. Given the fact that there is a proven relationship between a school-wide focus on literacy and improved test scores, reading this book and implementing its suggestions would be a good move. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
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About Sharon M. Pitcher

Sharon M. Pitcher, EdD, is an associate professor, Department of Educational Technology and Literacy at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Bonnie Mackey, PhD, is an assistant professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Houston, Texas-Clear Lake. Her published works include A Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden.
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