This revised and expanded edition of a ground-breaking bestseller challenges principals and school leaders to become even more involved in championing literacy in their schools. This timely book explores the issues around leadership and literacy, offering an overview of the most successful strategies for building and nurturing a powerful reading environment. It will help school leaders introduce and support cooperative approaches, understand exemplary reading and writing programs, demonstrate a commitment to literacy, and appreciate the many forms of assessment and evaluation. Dedicated to leading collaboratively, the book recognizes that teachers learn best when schools are dedicated to working together in their quest for creating schools where literacy thrives.
About the authors
David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.
Other titles by David Booth
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
Even Hockey Players Read
Boys, literacy, and learning
For building successful reading and writing
The Arts Go to School
Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more
I've Got Something to Say
How student voices inform our teaching