The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy

The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy

PRINCIPAL'S. ROLE: INSTRUCTIONAL. LEADER. Effective principals are
committed curriculum leaders who are dedicated to making literacy a school
priority. (Early Reading Strategy, 2003) A recurring theme in research and
literature on ...

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452210520

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Based on a balanced literacy approach, this practical guide supports principals and school leaders in improving literacy instruction and increasing achievement for K–12 students.
Categories: Education

A Principal s Guide to Literacy Instruction

A Principal s Guide to Literacy Instruction

This succinct, engaging book explains how busy elementary school principals can support effective literacy instruction in their schools.

Author: Carol S. Beers

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609180331

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 984

This succinct, engaging book explains how busy elementary school principals can support effective literacy instruction in their schools. Chapters outline the fundamental components of a successful literacy program and describe specific practices that can instill a culture of literacy in a school. Strategies are provided for initiating a professional development program, understanding and using appropriate assessments with students, involving parents in literacy education, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of teachers’ instructional methods. Drawing from the authors' extensive experience as principals and teachers, the book’s numerous examples demonstrate what strong literacy leadership looks like in action. Helpful reproducibles are included.
Categories: Education

Principal Instructional Leadership Effect on High School Students Literacy Achievement

Principal Instructional Leadership Effect on High School Students  Literacy Achievement

The purpose of this applied study was to further understand the problem of poor literacy achievement among high school students and to design interventions for school leaders to impact and improve high school students’ literacy.

Author: Kimberly Joyce Pinkney Kelly

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1147878723

Category: English

Page: 171

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The purpose of this applied study was to further understand the problem of poor literacy achievement among high school students and to design interventions for school leaders to impact and improve high school students’ literacy. Fifteen Florida secondary principals’ self-perceived instructional leadership behaviors were scored using the three dimensions of the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS). The independent variables were the principal’s instructional behaviors, and the dependent variable was sophomore students’ Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts school level scores for the 2016–2017 school year. In addition, semi-structured interviews were conducted using four open-ended questions to gather further information about instructional leadership behaviors that contributed to students’ literacy achievement. The study is grounded in the research of Bandura’s social cognitive theory. The survey, demographic, and student achievement data were analyzed through the use of Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient. Interviews were transcribed resulting in six common themes to all participants. Results revealed no significant relationship between the instructional leadership behaviors of Florida high principals and student reading achievement levels.
Categories: English

The Literacy Coach s Handbook Second Edition

The Literacy Coach s Handbook  Second Edition

began this book with an overview of the roles, some of them quite new, that
literacy coaches are creating and assuming. Taken together, these new roles
constitute a radically different definition of instructional leadership. Literacy
coaches are ...

Author: Sharon Walpole

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462507719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 678

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership

Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership

Updated Edition of Best Seller! Become a more effective instructional leader with research-based information and activities. This practical, hands-on guide can help you become a more effective instructional leader.

Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761946304

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 609

Updated Edition of Best Seller! Become a more effective instructional leader with research-based information and activities.
Categories: Education

Leadership for Literacy

Leadership for Literacy

Schools that are especially effective in teaching children to read are
characterized by vigorous instructional leadership. (Anderson et al., 1985, p. 112)
The findings suggest that elementary school principals who are perceived by
teachers as ...

Author: Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483362939

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This groundbreaking text compiles 20 years of research to prove the link between effective literacy programs and the crucial role administrators play in developing successful literacy instruction.
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Best Practices of Literacy Leaders

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders

ration, and actively focusing on instruction. These principal actions affect the
ways that teachers learn together and influence one another. Table 6.1
summarizes the definitions of these categories of action. For a principal, at once
charged with ...

Author: Rita M. Bean

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609189440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 689

This book has been replaced by Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4228-4.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Literacy Leadership Guide for Elementary Principals

The Literacy Leadership Guide for Elementary Principals

A review of three decades of doctoral studies using the Principal Instructional
Management Rating Scale: A lens on methodological progress in educational
leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 47(2), 271–306. doi: 10.1177/ ...

Author: Tynisha D. Meidl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475840902

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 966

This guide cultivates a school culture where the principal is positioned as the literacy leader. It will support principals to define, and create a literacy culture, as well as provide insight to support principals in their quest to becoming primary individual responsible for bringing joy to teaching and learning as part of building school culture.
Categories: Education

The Principal as Early Literacy Leader

The Principal as Early Literacy Leader

In schools, the challenge inherent in literacy instruction is to create conditions
that motivate and support children to become literate. School leaders work at
producing a school climate that supports teachers to continually improve on
practices.

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452297217

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 426

This resource presents an overview of how three-, four-, and five-year-olds learn to read and shows school leaders how to implement and support quality early literacy programs.
Categories: Education

Promoting Literacy in Grades 4 9

Promoting Literacy in Grades 4 9

The term supervisor would be replaced by instructional leader . 4 . The National
... Quite a lot of research has been done on the principal as the instructional
leader , but when the subject area is literacy , several studies are worth
mentioning .

Author: Karen D. Wood

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015047713865

Category: Education

Page: 453

View: 931

A reference for pre-service and inservice classroom teachers who want to develop and maintain literacy skills and abilities of their students as well as establish and maintain classroom climates that promote and nurture literacy.
Categories: Education

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Teacher teams can prevent a loss of consistency in literacy instruction or
reestablish coordinated instruction once it is lost. ... In addition, a principal who is
a true instructional leader attends professional development sessions along with
 ...

Author: Vicki Urquhart

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416614210

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 145

History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area? * Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners? * What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning? By focusing on the differences in how content-area experts read and reason, teachers can be better prepared to help their students understand that the ways they read in biology are different from the ways they read in English, history, or mathematics. To read successfully in different content areas, students must develop discipline-specific skills and strategies along with knowledge of that discipline. With that in mind, this book also includes 40 strategies designed to help students in every grade level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.
Categories: Education

Great Habits Great Readers

Great Habits  Great Readers

A Practical Guide for K - 4 Reading in the Light of Common Core Paul Bambrick-
Santoyo, Aja Settles, Juliana Worrell ... Prior to becoming principal, Worrell did
extensive work as an instructional leader and literacy curriculum developer at ...

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118421048

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 604

A book that brings the habits of reading to life Great readers are not made by genetics or destiny but by thehabits they build—habits that are intentionally built bytheir teachers. The early formal years of education are the key toreversing the reading gap and setting up children for success. ButK-4 education seems to widen the gap between stronger and weakerreaders, not close it. Today, the Common Core further increases thepressure to reach high levels of rigor. What can be done? This book includes the strategies, systems, and lessons from thetop classrooms that bring the habits of reading to life, creatingcountless quality opportunities for students to take one of themost complex skills we as people can know and to perform itfluently and easily. Offers clear teaching strategies for teaching reading to allstudents, no matter what level Includes more than 40 video examples from real classrooms Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, bestselling author ofDriven by Data and Leverage Leadership Great Habits, Great Readers puts the focus on: learninghabits, reading habits, guided reading, and independentreading. NOTE: Content DVD and other supplementary materials are notincluded as part of the e-book file, but are available for downloadafter purchase
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Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education

Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education

Teachers need this type of support as they implement the best literacy methods in
their classrooms. Researchers ... They were instructional leaders and understood
the reading process. When the principal walked into a classroom, he or 17.

Author: Robert B. Cooter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135632199

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education: Spies, Saboteurs, and Saints is an exploration of the variables that contribute to the improvement of literacy instruction in large urban school districts. The book grows out of a five-year initiative known as The Dallas Reading Plan--a $50 million collaborative effort between area business and corporate interests, philanthropy, and the Dallas Independent School District. Audiences include university professors and graduate students in reading/literacy education, educational leadership, special education, urban studies, and change management theory, school board members, business and community leaders, classroom teachers, parents, and those concerned with the status of literacy education in urban settings.
Categories: Education

The K 12 Literacy Leadership Fieldbook

The K 12 Literacy Leadership Fieldbook

As the second year ensued for the fail-safe literacy system at Sebastian River
High School, assistant principal Joe Mills ... literacy system is predicated upon
belief in the concepts of instructional leadership, accountability, and research on
 ...

Author: Rosemarye T. Taylor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483363929

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 647

This fieldbook provides a plan for improving literacy for all students; students who enjoy reading become better writers, more involved learners, and joyful readers!
Categories: Education

How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity

How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity

Quality teaching in a culture of coaching. Lanham, MD: Rowman ... The school
board wants to know: Why literacy coaching? Literacy ... Principal as instructional
leader: Designing a coaching program that fits (Issue brief). Washington, DC: ...

Author: Nina Jones Morel

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279688

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 361

Chart your course for success: A guide for school and district leaders Research supports the value of coaches in improving school culture and facilitating change that leads to staff and student success. This comprehensive resource guides school and district leaders through the journey of developing and sustaining an effective coaching program. The authors engage readers with a nautical metaphor that outlines the planning and implementation process, including how to: Cast a vision for the coaching program Determine desired characteristics of instructional coaches Use data to evaluate and refine the program Communicate the benefits to leaders, principals, and teachers Design appropriate professional training and support
Categories: Education

Literacy for All Children

Literacy for All Children

EDUCATION • TEACHING METHODS & MATERIALS "Carolyn Lawrence has
distilled the wisdom of effective school leadership into a lively series of personal
and practical strategies that are presented in such a concrete way that every
school ...

Author: Carolyn M. Lawrence

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578861055

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 667

Describes how teachers can put their focus back on children's needs instead of test scores and provide mentoring to children who need the extra help.
Categories: Education

Language and Literacy Learning in Schools

Language and Literacy Learning in Schools

The principal had done extensive reading about effective comprehension
instruction, as had the language arts ... always motivating its instructional leaders
to be thinking about what is required to maximize reading achievement in the
district.

Author: Elaine R. Silliman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593854692

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 424

Accessible and user-friendly, this volume presents evidence-based practices for integrating language and literacy knowledge to enhance children's learning in today's standards-based classrooms. While grounded in theory and research, the book focuses on day-to-day concerns in instruction and intervention, identifying models for effective collaboration among speech-language pathologists, general and special educators, and reading specialists. Chapters cover a range of approaches for targeting core areas of literacy--word recognition, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling--with particular attention to working with students with language learning difficulties.
Categories: Education

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools

Featuring helpful tools, authentic examples, teacher reflections, and more, this resource identifies the critical attributes of schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence.

Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412905282

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 154

Featuring helpful tools, authentic examples, teacher reflections, and more, this resource identifies the critical attributes of schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence.
Categories: Education

A Principal s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

A Principal s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

Organized around the school calendar, the ten chapters in "A principal's guide to leadership in the teaching of writing" walk principals through the month-by-month demands involved in organizing and implementing whole-school reform in the ...

Author: Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 0325022518

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will keep you company during the hard work of leading school reform in teaching writing. It will bring you inside a community of practice comprised of scores of principals who have also thought, 'How can I provide my teachers with the support they deserve in teaching writing?' This book will allow you to stand on the shoulders of others who have tackled the challenge of supporting whole school reform in writing." -- Lucy Calkins & Laurie Pessah Schoolwide reform in writing involves all members of the school community. This resource is for the leader in that reform effort. Organized around the school calendar, A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will help you work strategically throughout the school year researching, imagining, problem solving, building infrastructure, and developing leaders. The accompanying DVD welcomes you into a community of practice where you can learn from other principals who have engaged in the beautiful, difficult, exhilarating work of supporting schoolwide reform in the teaching of writing. This Principal's Guide is a companion to theUnits of Study for Teaching Writing series.For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.
Categories: Education

The Instructional Leader s Guide to Informal Classroom Observations

The Instructional Leader s Guide to Informal Classroom Observations

Like the best-selling first edition, this book shows elementary, middle, and high school principals and other instructional leaders how to-- Make your classroom walk-throughs more productive and efficient- Ensure the professional ...

Author: Sally J. Zepeda

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781596670914

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 515

Like the best-selling first edition, this book shows elementary, middle, and high school principals and other instructional leaders how to-- Make your classroom walk-throughs more productive and efficient- Ensure the professional development and growth of your teachers- Provide teachers with easy-to-digest feedback- Motivate your teachers and improve student learning
Categories: Education