Table of Contents

Introduction: The Journey Ahead

Section 1: Leading and Learning Together

Chapter 1: Leaders Who Inspire
Chapter 2: Creating a Common Vision and Values
Chapter 3: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration and Teamwork
Chapter 4: Creating Effective Teams to Improve Student Outcomes

Section 2: Foundations for Effective Language and Literacy Learning
Chapter 5: How Children Think and Learn: Six Research-Based Principles
Chapter 6: How Children Learn to Read and Write: Four Essential Principles
Chapter 7: Fostering a Strong Learning Community
Chapter 8: The Talk Classroom: The Important Role of Language in Teaching and Learning

Section 3: Literacy by Design: Observing, Assessing, and Planning for Effective Teaching
Chapter 9: A Coherent Vision for Literacy Proficiency Across the Grades
Chapter 10: Designing a Comprehensive Literacy Assessment System

Section 4: Implementing a Coherent Design for Literacy Teaching
Chapter 11: A Design for Teaching Reading: Learning to Read by Reading
Chapter 12: A Design for Teaching Writing: Learning to Write from Writers
Chapter 13: Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study for Reading and Writing
Chapter 14: Assuring Access and Equity for English Learners
Chapter 15: Intervening for Equitable Literacy Outcomes

Section 5: Selecting and Organizing High-Quality Texts for Literacy Learning
Chapter 16: A Rich Text Base for Literacy Learning
Chapter 17: Organizing and Sharing Text Resources

Section 6: Leadership to Sustain Systemic Improvement
Chapter 18: Building Professional Capacity Through Shared Leadership
Chapter 19: Reimagining Professional Learning
Chapter 20: Game Changers: New Practices for Professional Learning
Chapter 21: Expanding Literacy Expertise Through Responsive Coaching
Chapter 22: Supervision and Evaluation in a Culture of Teacher Growth
Chapter 23: Learning and Leading Forward

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