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The principal's guide to raising reading achievement

Author: Elaine K McEwan-Adkins
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©1998.
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The author begins by explaining why most students can't read as well as they should. She shows you changes you can make right away to start raising your students' reading levels. McEwan summarizes the debate between phonics and whole language advocates and helps you understand how a balanced approach can work for your students. McEwan offers the kind of practical guidance you need to start a productive reading  Read more...
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McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K., 1941-
Principal's guide to raising reading achievement.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605405092
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine K McEwan-Adkins
ISBN: 080396627X 9780803966277 0803966288 9780803966284
OCLC Number: 38179955
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.
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Set the tone for making sure reading levels go up in your school by using these commonsense methods to change how your elementary students learn to read.  Read more...

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