teacher-librarians as reading guides

Mcpherson, Keith
December 2007
Teacher Librarian;Dec2007, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p70
Academic Journal
The article reports on the role of the teacher-librarian in the guided reading program in elementary education. Guided reading is an educational approach that helps readers negotiate texts and develop independent reading strategies. The teacher's role in guided reading is explored. Research has shown that guided reading helps students build flexible reading strategies to independently and successfully read different types of texts. Teacher-librarians can help provide teachers with the leveled reading materials needed and can assist classroom teachers in building collections of these books. They can also assist in the assessment of children's reading abilities such as running records.


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