This resource is designed "to help educators develop coteaching strategies to ensure student achievement." The first two introductory chapters cover collaboration and reading instruction. The majority of the book offers collaborative teaching strategies and detailed lesson plans written for the emerging, advancing, or advanced reader. Boxed figures of relevant information are also included throughout. A helpful glossary, list of resources, and index conclude the work. All elementary teacher-librarians, regardless of years of experience, will find much useful information in this book, which is supplemented with material found on a page within the ALA Web site, including printable graphic organizers, bookmarks, charts, and rubrics. Glantz, Shelley
Research shows that collaboration between classroom teachers and teacher-librarians improves overall effectiveness in increasing students reading comprehension. Standardized testing and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) add urgency to the issue.
Time-strapped educators wonder whether partnering with teacher-librarians will realistically improve students scores. Drawing on cutting edge research in instructional strategies, Moreillon, a veteran teacher-librarian, offers a clear, rigorous roadmap to the task of teaching reading comprehension in a proven collaborative process.
Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension is packed with practical applications to
# Streamline the co-teaching lesson-planning process
# Encourage collaboration with a flexible design and delivery framework
# Strengthen partnering techniques to improve reading comprehension
# Address three levels of literacy development
# Identify seven strategies that students use to read for meaning
# Connect with research-driven teaching practices that incorporate library programs
# Increase reading scores and lower the student-teacher ratios using proven collaborative approaches
The seven strategies for enhancing reading comprehension, each with graphic organizers and three sample lesson plans, include: providing background knowledge; visualizing; questioning; predicting; determining main ideas; utilizing fix-up strategies; and synthesizing.
In a national drive to improve test scores and build a nation of readers, these are proven teamwork tools to accomplish both goals.
About the Author
Judi Moreillon, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton. She teaches courses in school librarianship, including Librarians as Instructional Partners. During a 13-year career as a school librarian, she collaborated with classroom teachers, specialists, and principals to integrate literature, information literacy, and technology tools into the classroom curriculum.
- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions (January 30, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780838909294
- ISBN-13: 978-0838909294
- ASIN: 0838909299
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches