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Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By MaryEllen Vogt, Brenda A. Shearer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 7, 2010

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The Third Edition of this research-based text describes the evolving roles of reading specialists and literacy coaches with a culturally responsive perspective.

 

Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World, Third Edition, is a unique text designed to prepare reading specialists and literacy coaches to implement reading programs at the school and district level.  Designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in reading certification programs, the text includes both theoretical and practical information about the varied roles of reading specialist and literacy coaches, including: teacher and diagnostician, intervention provider, curriculum designer, professional developer, coach/ mentor/supervisor, literacy program evaluator, action researcher, and literacy leader. This Third Edition emphasizes leadership for informed decision making, including standards schools must meet relative to curriculum, advances in technology, and programs for professional development, and economic challenges faced by schools.

 

This text may also be used for professional development by reading specialists and literacy coaches, and to prepare administrators to coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs for teaching reading/language arts.

Table of Contents

PART I  READING SPECIALISTS AND LITERACY COACHES:

          HONORING THE PAST, SHAPING THE FUTURE

CHAPTER ONE

Examining the Historical Context for Teaching Reading                                                     LEARNING GOALS   

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         WHY CHANGE?                                                                                                           

         EXPLORING READING INSTRUCTION OVER TIME                                                

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         TEACHING READING IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY                                     

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: THE CASE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING   

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

        

CHAPTER TWO   formerly Ch. 10

Serving as an Elementary, Secondary, or District-Level Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach    

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS                                                       

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         EVOLUTION OF THE LITERACY PROFESSIONAL: READING SPECIALISTS AND COACHES

         SCHOOL AND DISTRICT ROLES OF LITERACY COACHES AND READING SPECIALISTS

         THE READING SPECIALIST                                                                                       

         THE LITERACY COACH                                                                                             

         MODELS OF LITERACY COACHING                                                                         

         DEALING WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE AND LEARNING
FROM YOUR MISTAKES                                                                                            

         NEW DIRECTIONS: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR LITERACY PROFESSIONALS

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         SUPERVISING READING SPECIALISTS                                                                    

         STUDY GROUPS                                                                                                          

         SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST: BEGINNING THE JOB
OF LITERACY COACH                                                                                                

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

 

PART II  READING SPECIALISTS AND LITERACY COACHES:

          LEADING A COLLABORATIVE VISION

 

CHAPTER THREE formerly Ch. 2

Forming a Literacy Team and Creating a Literacy Vision                                                   

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LITERACY
PROGRAMS: ASKING NEW QUESTIONS                                                                   

         ESTABLISHING THE LITERACY TEAM                                                                    

         LITERACIES AND COMMUNITIES: ASKING NEW QUESTIONS                             

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         DEVELOPING A WRITTEN VISION STATEMENT                                                    

         ALIGNING WITH STANDARDS: THE STANDARDS REFORM MOVEMENT

         BEYOND THE BOOK                                                                                                  

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR formerly Ch. 3

Determining a School’s Literacy Needs and Developing a Plan                                          

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS                                                       

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         ASSESSING THE SCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM NEEDS

         THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESS

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         CREATING THE COMPREHENSIVE TWO-YEAR PLAN/GRID                                 

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

 

CHAPTER FIVE formerly Ch. 4

Matching Context to Students: Assessment as Inquiry                                                      

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT LITERACY ASSESSMENT                                

         THE READING SPECIALIST’S ROLE IN ASSESSMENT                                            

         CONTEXTUALIZED ASSESSMENT                                                                            

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         THE READER: ASSESSMENT AS INQUIRY

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         ASSESSMENT: MAKING RESPONSIBLE CHOICES                                                   

         ASSESSMENT:CATEGORIES AND CHARACTERISTICS                                           

         IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING SCHOOLWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS   

         IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING DISTRICTWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS 

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

PART III  READING SPECIALISTS AND COACHES: LEADING PRINCIPLED PRACTICE

CHAPTER SIX formerly Ch. 5

Differentiating Instruction to Meet Learners’ Needs: Framing Literacy Intervention      

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT                                

         CHANGING PERSPECTIVES ON INTERVENTION

         RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RtI) IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         INTERVENTION AT THE PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LEVELS

         INTERVENTION AT THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS                          

         THE ROLE OF THE READING PROFESSIONAL IN RtI                                             

         RtI ISSUES TO CONSIDER                                                                                            

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

 

CHAPTER SEVEN formerly Ch. 6

Language and Literacy Development for English Learners                                                

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         SUPPORTING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS

         LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS

         SUPPORTING ENGLISH LEARNERS WITH EFFECTIVE LITERACY INSTRUCTION

         BEYOND THE BOOK                                                                                                  

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         POINTS TO REMEMBER

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                     

         RECOMMENDED READINGS

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

CHAPTER EIGHT formerly Ch. 7

Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program in the Elementary School                   

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         THE READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM IN
THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                                                     

         FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING TO READ

         BEYOND THE BOOK                                                                                                  

         RECENT INSIGHTS INTO EFFECTIVE PRACTICE                                                    

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

        

CHAPTER NINE formerly Ch. 8

Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program in Middle and Secondary Schools      

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         ADOLESCENT LITERACY: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES                                       

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         THE CALL FOR REFORM IN ADOLESCENT LITERACY

         WHAT ADOLESCENT READERS NEED                                                                    

         NEW LITERACIES AND THE READING PROFESSIONAL

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         MOTIVATION AND THE ADOLESCENT LEARNER

         ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN ADOLESCENT LITERACY

         ROLE OF THE READING PROFESSIONAL IN ADOLESCENT LITERACY

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

CHAPTER TEN formerly Ch. 9

Selecting and Evaluating Instructional Materials and Technology Resources                   

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS                                                       

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         THE TEXTBOOK AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
ADOPTION PROCESS                                                                                                 

         GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING INSTRUCTIONAL
MATERIALS FOR READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS                                              

         BEYOND THE BOOK                                                                                                  

         WORKING WITH PUBLISHERS AND SALES REPRESENTATIVES                         

         TECHNOLOGY: IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL LITERACIES                                         

         THE LITERACY TEACHER AND EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY USE

         THE ROLE OF THE LITERACY PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNOLOGY                  

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

         NOTES                                                                                                                          

 

PART IV READING SPECIALISTS AND COACHES: LEADING GROWTH AND CHANGE

CHAPTER ELEVEN   (same)

Planning and Implementing Multi-Dimensional Professional Development                       

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         CREATING A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP)                                 

         PLANNING AND LEADING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE                                                                                      

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS                                                                                     

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

 

CHAPTER TWELVE formerly Ch. 13

Moving the Field Forward as Leaders, Researchers, and Advocates                                 

         LEARNING GOALS                                                                                                      

         STANDARDS FOR READING PROFESSIONALS: READING SPECIALISTS/LITERACY COACHES           

         VIGNETTE                                                                                                                    

         CONTINUING THE PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY                                                        

         INVOLVEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS                                          

         WRITING SUCCESSFUL GRANT PROPOSALS                                                          

         ROLE OF THE READING SPECIALIST/LITERACY COACH IN
         SUPPORTING CLASSROOM RESEARCH                                                                   

         THE READING SPECIALIST AND LITERACY COACH AS
LITERACY ADVOCATES                                                                                            

         REVISITING THE VIGNETTE

         ADULT LITERACY AND FAMILY LITERCY

         BEYOND THE BOOK

         POINTS TO REMEMBER                                                                                             

         PORTFOLIO AND SELF-ASSESSMENT PROJECTS                                                   

         RECOMMENDED READINGS

         COMPANION WEBSITE RESOURCES

        

 

APPENDIXES

Appendix A                              Literacy History Prompts                                                          

Appendix B                               Examples of Two Schools’ Vision Statements                           

Appendix C                               Standards-Based Curriculum Framework                                  

Appendix D                               Sample Needs Assessment Survey                                           

Appendix E                                Sample Needs Assessment Summary                                       

Appendix F                                Sample Two-Year Plan/Grid                                                    

 

References                                                                                                                              

Index

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