A Principal's Guide to Literacy Instruction

Carol S. Beers, James W. Beers, and Jeffrey O. Smith

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November 20, 2009
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“Because of the current emphasis on student achievement and accountability, principals need to be familiar with reading theory, assessment, research-based strategies, evaluation, and family literacy. This book touches on all of these facets of instructional administration in an inviting manner. The authors describe obstacles that administrators may face in establishing a culture of reading in a school, and identify valuable possible solutions.”

—Jodi Nichols, MEd, Instructional Leader, Garrett County (Maryland) School System

“In this era of unprecedented accountability, school principals must be prepared to provide strong and focused instructional leadership in the key area of literacy instruction. This book offers practical insights into how principals can do just that.”

—Travis W. Twiford, EdD, Educational Leadership Program, School of Education, Virginia Tech

“A delightful, timely guide. The authors draw on both research knowledge and practical experience to cover this important topic in a fashion that will be most helpful to today's educators. In addition to serving as a day-to-day resource, this book will be a useful staff development tool at the school- or districtwide level.”

—Larry E. Hixson, EdD, Superintendent (retired), Franklin County, Virginia

“The book presents a clear roadmap for creating and sustaining a balanced literacy program. The authors illustrate the critical importance of skilled leadership for building a culture of collaboration that supports a literacy-rich environment. Principals and other administrators who seek to implement positive change in a school will find this to be a thought-provoking read. It is a practical, theory-based guide that features a wealth of ideas and exemplary resources.”

—Liz Beckhouse, MA, EdS, Principal, Stonehouse Elementary School, Williamsburg, Virginia