Contact Us FAQ Fran├žais
Home / The Literacy Principal in Action: Supporting Learners of All Ages

The Literacy Principal in Action: Supporting Learners of All Ages

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.

Catalogue Number:  CL0008
Producer:  Choice Literacy
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2008
Running Time:  80

Request Preview Access
In The Literacy Principal in Action: Supporting Learners of All Ages, Karen Szymusiak takes you into her world of daily teaching, learning, and professional conversations about literacy at Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio. It is here where Karen works as a principal, guiding her colleagues and children in thoughtful, focused, and inspiring initiatives to improve literacy achievement and build lifelong reading and writing habits in children. The 80-minute video includes examples of:

Monthly literacy discussion groups at the primary and intermediate levels;
Grade-level teaching conversations about book choice and independent reading;
Ongoing analysis of children targeted for extra observation and support;
Primary and intermediate class vignettes of reading synthesis and word choice lessons;
Conferring with individual teachers about struggling students and writer's notebook programs; and
Clarifying the role of the principal as curriculum leader.

Through interviews with teachers and Karen, viewers see how the daily work of a principal who provides time, resources, and support for literacy innovation can build a vibrant school-wide literacy community.

Karen Szymusiak is the co-author (with Franki Sibberson) of many books and videos on literacy instruction, including Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop (Scholastic, 2008) and Still Learning to Read (Stenhouse, 2003). She is the founding principal at Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio, and has worked previously as a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and staff developer.

Related Titles

Dude, Listen to This! Engaging Boy Writers

Stenhouse Publishers 000146

In his groundbreaking book, Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, Ralph Fletcher took an expedition...

Simply Organized: Classroom Libraries and Storage Areas

Choice Literacy CL0006

Teachers are always on the hunt for new ideas to help organize their classroom libraries and...

Simply Beautiful: Middle School Edition

Choice Literacy CL0009

In Simply Beautiful: Middle School Edition, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (better known as "The...

Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects