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Exemplary Literacy Teachers, Second Edition: What Schools Can Do to Promote Success for All Students (Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy)by Cathy Collins Block
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Book News Annotation:
Block (education, Texas Christian U.) and Mangieri (Institute for Literacy Enhancement, Charlotte, North Carolina) present a practical guide for teachers and other education professionals to promoting literacy achievement at every grade level. Covering six key areas of literacy instruction--dominant teaching roles, responsibilities, and talents; motivation; reteaching; relating to students; classroom qualities; lesson characteristics--the text describes practices of exemplary teachers, and invites readers to assess their existing strengths and build their competencies in the six areas. For the second edition, the material has been revised and updated throughout, including the expansion from the original K-5 emphasis to now include coverage for all levels, from K-12; the addition of materials for literacy coaches and administrators, as well as teachers; the incorporation of new "Teacher-in-Action" cases demonstrating exemplary practices; and inclusion of new or revised activities and reproducibles. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Identifying what exemplary teachers know and do to promote literacy achievement at every grade level, this highly motivating book provides step-by-step guidance for professional development. It helps teachers assess their strengths and build their competencies in six key domains of literacy instruction directly linked to student success. Featuring skills-building exercises, sample lesson plans, book lists, and over a dozen reproducibles, the book illustrates specific actions that teachers can take to emulate their most effective colleagues in school districts around the country.
New to This Edition
* Revised and updated based on the authors' professional development work with over 20,000 educators.
* Expanded to cover K-12 (prior edition covered K-5).
* Now includes material for literacy coaches and administrators, as well as teachers.
* "Teacher-in-Action" cases offer vivid snapshots of exemplary practices.
*Many of the activities and reproducibles are new or revised.
About the Author
Cathy Collins Block, PhD, is Professor of Education at Texas Christian University (TCU). She has taught every grade level, from preschool to graduate school, frequently consults to school districts in the United States and internationally, and has published more than 250 articles, book chapters, and books. Dr. Block has served on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Reading Conference, Literacy First, and many other organizations. Her contributions have been recognized with awards including the TCU Chancellors Award for Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship, the Paul A. Witty Award for Meritorious Service from the IRA, and the IRA's Literacy Award.
John N. Mangieri, PhD, is Executive Director of the Institute for Literacy Enhancement in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as the Chairman of the Reading Department at the University of South Carolina, as Dean of the School of Education at Texas Christian University, and as a university president. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mangieri is the author or coauthor of 88 professional articles and 15 books. He has served as a member of the Classroom Management Committee of the International Reading Association and was the reading representative on the U.S. Office of Education's National Task Force on Urban Education. Dr. Mangieri has served as a consultant to more than 100 school districts in 21 states.
Table of Contents
1. Do You Want to Become an Exemplary Literacy Teacher or Literacy Leader?
2. Memorable Teachers: Their Legacy
3. National Exemplary Literacy Teacher Assessment
4. Who Am I Being as a Teacher or Literacy Leader?
5. Dominant Teaching Roles, Responsibilities, and Talents
8. Relating to Students
9. Classroom Qualities
10. Lesson Characteristics
11. Making a Positive Difference: What Literacy Leaders, Principals, Literacy Coaches, and Teachers Can Do to Create Exemplary Schools
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