Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits

Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits

by Bonnie D. Houck, Sandi Novak
Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits

Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits

by Bonnie D. Houck, Sandi Novak

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Overview

In Literacy Unleashed, Bonnie D. Houck and Sandi Novak explain why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders' most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.

The authors—both seasoned literacy and leadership experts—share processes and practices to help you

  • Identify the elements of effective literacy instruction and establish common beliefs, practices, and language within the education community.
  • Convene a team to conduct classroom observations and pinpoint common patterns that indicate your school or district's areas of strength and need.
  • Provide targeted professional development and resources that reduce unnecessary budget expenditures.
  • Implement the LCV Model across your entire school—including all grade levels and content areas—or district.
  • Ensure that all students are mastering grade-level standards and expectations.

This comprehensive guide includes a repertoire of tools, checklists, and templates to support you on the LCV journey, along with scenarios and videos of real schools and practitioners to illustrate what the model looks like in action.

With both academic standards and 21st century jobs requiring higher-level literacy skills, quality reading instruction is more important than ever. This book provides everything you need to create a culture of literacy, reflective practice, and continual learning among staff and students alike.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416622338
Publisher: ASCD
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Pages: 165
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Developing and Leading a Literacy Culture
1. Making the Case for the Literacy Classroom Visit Model
2. The Elements of Effective Literacy Instruction
3. Knowing What to Look For: The Basics
Part II: Putting the LCV Process into Action
4. Implementing the Literacy Classroom Visit Model
5. Data Analysis and Common Patterns
6. Planning for Professional Growth
7. Whole-School Involvement Across All Content Areas
Part III: Creating a Unified System
8. Using the Literacy Classroom Visit Model Across a School District
Conclusion
Appendix A: Information About Literacy Classroom Visits
Appendix B: Additional Literacy Classroom Visit Forms
Appendix C: List of Videos
References
Index
About the Authors

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