Tasked with teaching literacy skills to students, teachers face a variety of assessment instruments, hundreds of programs and curricula, a vast continuum of students’ needs, and a limited amount of time available for professional development to master this sizable body of knowledge and instructional expertise. With all these different components of literacy, planning and delivering effective literacy instruction can be quite overwhelming. Collaborative Teacher Literacy Teams, K–6: Connecting Professional Growth to Student Achievement shows teachers how to work together in their year-level teams to maximise their literacy learning and make the right instructional and curricular choices for the students in their classrooms.
In this practical guide, author Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins outlines and explores the work of collaborative literacy teams, from their formation to the employment of successful, student-focused strategies. By understanding and applying McEwan-Adkins’s research-based exemplars, teams can achieve professional growth and increase their capacity for strong literacy instruction.
Collaborative Teacher Literacy Teams, K–6 features: