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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K., 1941-
Principal's guide to raising reading achievement.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©1998
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elaine K McEwan-Adkins
|ISBN:||080396627X 9780803966277 0803966288 9780803966284|
|Description:||vii, 110 pages ; 29 cm|
|Contents:||Why our kids aren't learning to read. The insiders' perspective : excuses and explanations from the trenches. On the outside looking in : what the critics charge is wrong with reading instruction. The experts check in : researchers, consultants, professors, and other ivory tower types. What's a principal to do? --
The great debate : phonics vs. whole language. The reading instruction glossary : key words to know. The reading wars : a crash course in history. Why are we divided? Where do you stand? How can you make sense of this debate? Who can you believe? What's a principal to do? --
What do you need to make it happen? Principals do make a difference : instructional leadership. You can't do it all on your own : shared decision making. Look before you leap : planning for change. Teachers make a difference too : instructional effectiveness. Get mom and dad on your side : parental involvement. Know your ABC's : articulated, balanced curriculum. What get's measured gets done : assessment and accountability. Take your time : the 5-year plan. The road to reading improvement : the big ideas. What else will it take? --
The essential learnings : what students need to know in grades K-8. Direct systematic instruction in phonemic awareness and knowledge acquisition in a print-rich environment. Immersion in challenging and excellent material : reading by doing. Instruction in vocabulary, comprehension, and cognitive strategies. What else do you need? --
Remedial reading : what to do when kids can't read. HOTS (higher order thinking skills). Lindamood-Bell learning processes. Open court reading series. Orton family of phonics methods. Phono-graphix. Reading Mastery-DISTAR. Reading recovery. Success for all. What's a principal to do? --
Thirty-plus things you can do tomorrow to raise reading achievement. Conclusion.
|Other Titles:||Raising reading achievement|
|Responsibility:||Elaine K. McEwan.|
I found the Principal's Guide to Raising Reading Achievement to be an excellent source of information for any elementary school principal who is concerned about the level of reading achievement in