The Power of Practice-Based Literacy Research: A Tool for Teachers

1st Edition

Misty Sailors, James V. Hoffman

Routledge
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367177607 - CAT# K415868

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Summary

Accessible and inviting, this book showcases how teachers and literacy coaches can use research as a tool to teach literacy effectively and with intention. Sailors and Hoffman invite literacy specialists and practicing and preservice teachers into a conversation about how they can use research as means for professional development, mentorship, and empowerment.

Chapters feature a wealth of tools, examples, and strategies that make key concepts in literacy research refreshing and practical. This book invites the reader to pause and reflect on the practical knowledge through special features in the book and available online as eResources, including:

  • "Points to Consider" boxes to encourage reflection and deeper thinking
  • "Pause and Reflect" boxes to give the reader space to apply concepts to their own work as practice-based researchers
  • eResources with recommended readings and "Meet the Teacher" exemplars of teachers’ stories to provoke further reflection, available on the book’s webpage: www.routledge.com/9780367177607

Perfect for literacy specialists, coaches and consultants in literacy, ELA/literacy teachers, as well as preservice teachers and students, this book is a comprehensive and engaging guide to using research as a means to transform classrooms.

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