Back to Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success
Discover how to capitalize on the crucial connection between literacy and leadership and how teachers and principals can lead the way to more effective literacy instruction for all K–12 students, including second-language and struggling learners. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains and demonstrates how every school—including yours—can
- Implement instructional practices that lead to higher engagement, enjoyment, and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners.
- Build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs.
- Reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners.
- Embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders.
In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important—increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”— ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.
At a time when education initiatives are ramping up expectations for student achievement, Read, Write, Lead offers proven methods and thoughtful insights to guide educators from struggle to success, from uncertainty to confidence, from good to remarkable!
(ASCD book, 2014) 8" x 10", 354 pages