Includes bibliographical references (p. 227) and index.
Foreword by Andres Henriquez Acknowledgments About the Authors Part I. The Model, Process, and Rubrics Rationale for a Schoolwide Focus on Literacy Why Focus on Literacy? How the Literacy Leadership Process Was Developed The Five-Stage Literacy Leadership Process How to Use the Literacy Leadership Process Introduction: The Literacy Action Rubrics Description of the Rubrics Using the Literacy Action Rubrics The Literacy Action Rubrics Part II. Schoolwide Change in Five Stages 1. Stage 1: Get Ready Step 1: Build an Effective Literacy Leadership Team Step 2: Create a Vision of a Literacy-Rich School Step 3: Use Data to Establish the Need for Literacy Improvement Next Steps 2. Stage 2: Assess Step 1: Identify School Strengths Step 2: Summarize Key Messages From Your School Data Step 3: Assess Current School Implementation Using the Literacy Action Rubrics Step 4: Draft Literacy Action Goals Next Steps 3. Stage 3: Plan Step 1: Develop an Implementation Map for Each Literacy Action Goal Step 2: Solicit Feedback From the School Community Step 3: Revise Literacy Action Goal Statements and Implementation Maps Step 4: Publish the Formal Literacy Action Plan Next Steps 4. Stage 4: Implement Step 1: Organize for Action Step 2: Monitor and Troubleshoot Implementation Step 3: Monitor Progress Toward Goals Step 4: Plan How to Sustain Momentum Next Steps 5. Stage 5: Sustain Step 1: Summarize Progress Toward Goals Step 2: Revise Implementation Maps Step 3: Analyze Success as a Literacy Leadership Team Step 4: Plan How to Sustain Momentum Next Steps Part III. Supporting School and District Administrators as Literacy Leaders 6. The Principal's Role Support Literacy Leaders The Five Action Points of the Taking Action Literacy Leadership Model 7. District Support Communicate That Literacy Is a Priority Provide Professional Development Provide Specific Types of Fiscal Support Establish Uniform Policies and Procedures Across the District Use Data to Improve Instruction and Monitor Program Effectiveness Develop and Implement a District Literacy Action Plan Use the Five Action Points of the Taking Action Literacy Leadership Model Review the District Plan to Ensure Alignment With State Planning and Advocacy Resources Resource A. School Vignettes Resource B: Tools to Use When Implementing the Five-Stage Process Resource C: Examples of Each Rubric Component in Action Resource D: High School Case Study Resource E: Matrix of Resources Available in Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy and Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy Resource F: Glossary of Terms References Index.
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. "Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy" presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country. (source: Nielsen Book Data)