Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies / Edition 2
This second edition enhances the "five big ideas" for raising reading achievement with seven cognitive strategies and more than twenty "teaching for learning" tips for daily instruction.
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About the Author
Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What’s Good, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001). McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University.McEwan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Table of ContentsList of Teaching for Learning TipsPreface A Change in Focus The Goals of This Book Who This Book Is For What This Book Is Not Overview of the Contents A New Feature The ChallengeAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Reading Achievement: Where Do We Stand? Raising Achievement Expectations The State of Reading Achievement in the Nation The Response of Educators The State of Reading Achievement in the States Roadblocks to Raising Achievement in Middle and High Schools The Responsibility of School Leaders Reflection and Discussion Questions2. Focus on Changing What You Can Change Change the Educational Paradigm Change How Goals Are Set Change How Teachers Teach Change the Curriculum and How It Is Chosen Change the Alignment of the Curriculum Change the Amount of Time Allocated to Reading Instruction Change Where Strategic Reading Instruction Is Provided Change How Learning Is Assessed Change Expectations for Students Change How Professional Development Is Provided Reflection and Discussion Questions3. Teach the Students Who Can’t Read How to Read How Children Learn to Read: A Short Lesson Failing to Learn Programs to Remediate Struggling Secondary Students Find the Students in Special Education Who Can’t Read and Teach Them to Read Reflection and Discussion Questions4. Teach Every Student How to Read to Learn Reading to Learn and Cognitive Strategies The Strategic Teacher How to Teach Cognitive Strategies Reading to Learn and Vocabulary Development Reading to Learn and Knowledge Acquisition How We Can Engage More Students in Reading to Learn Cognitive Strategy Instruction at Alief Hastings High School Reflection and Discussion Questions5. Motivate Every Student to Read in the Zone The Value of Reading a Lot Reading in the Zone The Importance of Reading Challenging Fiction and Nonfiction The Importance of Accountability Motivating Students to Read a Lot Engaging Students in Reading Skills to Read With Confidence and Success Reflection and Discussion Questions6. Create a Reading Culture in Your School Pay Attention to the Basic Beliefs and Core Values of Stakeholders Determine What Needs to Be Changed Identify the Roadblocks to Change Hire a Strong (Assertive) Instructional Leader Hold Everyone Accountable Make a Plan Don’t Forget the Parents and Kids Assess for Learning Press Academically and Be Instructionally Tenacious Getting the Job Done at Griffin Middle School Reflection and Discussion QuestionsResource A. Assessment Tools Resource A.1: Prereading Assessment Form Resource A.2: Prereading Assessment Key Resource A.3: Postreading Assessment Form Resource A.4: Postreading Assessment KeyResource B. Programs for Learning to Read in Secondary School Benchmark Program Corrective Reading Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Language!® Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Reading Is FAME Reasoning and Writing REWARDS (Reading Excellence: Word Attack and Rate Development Strategies) The Spalding Method Spelling Through MorphographsResource C. Creating a Strong Reading Culture: A Process Exercise Description Application Time Required Materials Administration DirectionsReferencesIndex