Tatum, A. (2004). A road map for reading specialists entering schools without exemplary reading programs: Seven quick lessons. The Reading Teacher, 58, 28-39.
Author: Tatum, A.
Tatum discusses how to be an effective reading specialist when entering into schools without good reading programs. His advice and lessons are based upon his own experience teaching in low-literacy achieving schools. His seven lessons include establishing a good reading program, being willing to negotiate your identity within the school, being reflective, understanding your own role within the culture and context of the school, establishing goals for the reading program and yourself, helping teachers, and gathering teacher feedback. He stresses that being willing and able to adjust your strategies and methods according to the situation is crucial to being an effective coach. His roadmap is based upon a growing body of knowledge about reading specialists and effective literacy instruction.
Date Added: 09/25/2006
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