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Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact
Judi Moreillon
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1180-8
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $54.00
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192 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1180-8
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, B, G, H
Time-strapped educators wonder whether partnering with school librarians can realistically improve students’ scores, but studies show that collaboration improves overall effectiveness in increasing students’ reading comprehension. Moreillon, a veteran teacher-librarian, updates Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension to draw on cutting-edge research in instructional strategies, offering a clear, rigorous roadmap to teaching reading comprehension in a proven collaborative process. Incorporating the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, Moreillon presents
  • Strategies for improving reading comprehension, complete with updated graphic organizers, sample lesson plans, and technology-centered examples
  • Practical steps for streamlining the coteaching lesson-planning process, boiling it down to three levels of literacy development
  • Techniques for strengthening collaborative partnerships through flexible design and delivery 
  • Guidance for incorporating library programs into research-driven teaching practices
As part of the U.S.-wide drive to improve test scores and build a nation of readers, Moreillon’s book offers proven teamwork tools to accomplish both goals.

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Table of Contents


1 : Collaborative Teaching in the Age of Accountability
2 : Maximizing Your Impact
3 : Reading Comprehension Strategy One: Activating or Building Background Knowledge
4 : Reading Comprehension Strategy Two: Using Sensory Images
5 : Reading Comprehension Strategy Three: Questioning
6 : Reading Comprehension Strategy Four: Making Predictions and Inferences
7 : Reading Comprehension Strategy Five: Determining Main Ideas
8 : Reading Comprehension Strategy Six: Using Fix-up Options
9 : Reading Comprehension Strategy Seven: Synthesizing


About the Author

Judi Moreillon is a literacies and libraries consultant and assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University. She teaches courses in librarians as instructional partners, school library administration, multimedia resources, storytelling, and children’s and young adult literature. She earned her master’s degree in library science from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona and a doctorate in education at the same university in the Department of Language, Reading, and Culture. During her 13-year tenure as a school librarian, she has collaborated with classroom teachers, specialists, and principals at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to integrate literature and information literacy into the classroom curriculum. Judi has also served as a district-level school librarian mentor, a literacy coach, a classroom teacher, and a preservice classroom teacher educator. She chaired the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) School Librarian’s Role in Reading Task Force and served on the AASL Guidelines and Standards Implementation Task Force. Judi is currently researching the leadership and instructional partnership roles of school librarians and factors that influence preservice classroom teachers’ understanding and practice of classroom-library collaboration.

"Want teachers to work with you? With the huge emphasis in Common Core on reading, you will want to first read then share Judi Moreillon’s Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact ... In addition to her excellent explanations, Moreillon gives numerous detailed lesson plans tying them to standards, and covering the process for each day. By reviewing these and implementing them, you will soon be creating your own and be the partner teachers need you to be."
--The School Librarian's Workshop

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