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The Reading Specialist
Second Edition
Leadership for the Classroom, School, and Community

Rita M. Bean

272 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
August 2009
ISBN 978-1-60623-406-8
Cat. #3406
Price: $36.00 $30.60
March 2011
ISBN 978-1-60623-408-2
EPUB format
Price: $36.00 $30.60

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A trusted resource for day-to-day guidance, professional development, and certification courses, this nuts-and-bolts text explains the varied roles and responsibilities of reading specialists in grades K–12. Rita Bean offers evidence-based best practices for working with struggling readers, supporting teachers, planning curricula, and collaborating with parents, community programs, and granting agencies. Useful features include discussion questions, self-reflective exercises, and lively examples and vignettes.

New to This Edition
  • Expanded coverage of middle and secondary school reading programs.
  • Addresses the reading specialist’s role in a response-to-intervention framework.
  • Additional chapter on literacy coaching.
  • Suggested learning exercises and activities for each chapter are provided in an appendix.
  • Many new or revised examples and reflection questions.
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