Principal November/December 2017: Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

The latest issue of Principal features practitioners and thought leaders who address a wide scope of literacy topics—from news literacy to cross-curricular and disciplinary instruction to quality feedback to choosing and evaluating a literacy program. In it you’ll find articles that focus on the evolving literacy skills that students will need to know and be able to do, and how principals can help children learn these skills.
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Reading Across and Within the Curriculum Best practices to support cross-curricular literacy instruction ReLeah Cossett Lent

Set the Stage for Quality Feedback Principals provide feedback to support literacy instruction Todd Schmidt and Lindsay Stumpenhorst
Where Literacy Is Heading: News Literacy as a Signal of Change Helping students unpack and understand the news is a critical component of 21st century literacy. Peter Adams
Research You Can Use Do your literacy practices reflect the latest research? Colleen E. Whittingham, Emily Brown Hoffman,and William H. Teale

The Elementary Principal’s Guide to Choosing and Evaluating a Literacy Program Use a simple, step-by-step process to increase educator buy-in Jennifer Nauman
Creating a Culture of Literacy 6 strategies you can use to ignite enthusiasm for reading Nayal Maktari


The Conversation: Effective Dialogue Between Principals and Their Evaluators How an ongoing coaching and mentorship model is building strong principals Susan McLester
Creating Communities of Pastoral Care for Students Meeting students’ nonacademic needs can improve academic outcomes Joe Murphy and Daniela Torre

From the Editor Book Talk: A Culture of Literacy —Kaylen Tucker

Snapshots Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed
In the Spotlight Pennsylvania Principal Builds Connections
Practitioner’s Corner Building the English-language Learner’s Brain —Martha S. Burns
Wellness Turn Down the Pressure —Joe Mazza

Early Career How to Work With the District Office —John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller
Raising the Bar Faculty Meetings Transformed —Chris Bennett
Principal’s Bookshelf Start Now to Become a Better Leader —By Liz Garden
It’s the Law Literacy Instruction and IDEA —Perry A. Zirkel
Parents & Schools Who’s Telling Your Story? —Ryan Sheehy
Postscript Champions for Literacy —L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

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