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Literacy Leadership for Grades 5–12


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Literacy is the foundation for success in all secondary school courses. If you′re a middle or high school administrator, chances are you′re looking for a truly effective way to help all your students become better readers, writers, communicators, and learners of standards-based content curriculum. The secret is to combine sound leadership processes with literacy strategies targeted at adolescents. This book shows you how.

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Using Data to Design a System of Literacy

Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, Learning Tools, and Assessment

Creating Classrooms for Literacy Learning

Designing Professional Development to Ensure Success

About the authors

Valerie Doyle Collins (secondary author) is president of VL Collins Consulting, Inc., an organization focused on promoting and advancing liter-acy and literacy leadership. As a literacy consultant, she works with school districts throughout the United States and abroad. She spends much of her time providing professional development services while serving as a coach, mentor, and change catalyst for districts and schools targeting literacy learning for all students, especially the older struggling reader. Valerie is also a contributing author and consultant for the Literacy First Process, a comprehensive, research-based reading reform process designed for pre-K-12.

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