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A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary

Edited by: Mark Onuscheck, Jeanne Spiller

By: Kathy Tuchman Glass, Karen Power

Aligned to the Every Teacher Is a Literacy Teacher series, this guide outlines how to take urgent action to improve literacy development in a PLC. School leaders will discover how to support elementary teachers in a literacy-focused learning environment that facilitates high-quality instruction and boosts students' reading and writing skills.

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The ultimate guide to leading literacy instruction efforts in an elementary setting.

Confidently lead literacy improvement in your professional learning community (PLC). Aligned to the Every Teacher Is a Literacy Teacher series, this results-focused guide outlines how to take urgent action to address deficiencies and increase literacy rates. Learn how to bring a new level of focus to your teacher teams and help them do the important daily work of ensuring every student successfully reads and writes at or beyond grade level.

  • Understand the importance and goals of literacy-focused instruction in an elementary setting.
  • Gain specific suggestions for four types of leaders: (1) district, (2) school, (3) coach, and (4) teacher.
  • Help collaborative teams emphasize literacy knowledge and reading and writing skills in a curriculum’s essential standards.
  • Create effective data-inquiry practices that inform team decision-making for those who require additional support or extension.
  • Facilitate high-quality literacy instruction using the gradual release of responsibility framework.
  • Develop equity in literacy instructional strategies to ensure growth and development for all.

Related Topics

InstructionLeadershipLiteracyProfessional Learning Communities at Work®Professional Learning Communities


Additional Information

Product Code: BKF903, EKF466

ISBN: 9781947604957

Published By: Solution Tree

“All leaders who are ready to transform their schools need this book. It provides all the tools leaders need to make the right work of a PLC come alive by combining a plethora of templates, processes, and research-based strategies. With this book, authors Kathy Glass and Karen Power marry the technical side with the human side of an effective PLC and give us a true gift.”

Sarah Stobaugh, principal, Morrilton Intermediate School, Model PLC, Arkansas

“This book is a concise yet comprehensive guide to support leaders in establishing and sustaining effective team processes for high-quality literacy instruction. If you’re wondering how to support teacher teams as they collaborate to improve literacy outcomes, this is an indispensable handbook.”

Angela B. Peery, presenter and author, Vocabulary in a SNAP: 100+ Lessons for Elementary Instruction

“The ability to be a reader and a writer is a civil right for all the students we serve in our school communities. This book provides readers with a deep understanding of the PLC process as the core of our collaborative equity work as teachers and leaders.”

Kimberly Miles, principal, East Gresham Elementary School, Oregon
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