For immediate release | February 6, 2012

A comprehensive approach to increasing reading comprehension in secondary schools

CHICAGO — A companion volume to “Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact,” which covered lower grades, “Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact,” completes the educational arc by focusing on adolescent readers in grades 6-12. Published by ALA Editions, Judi Moreillon’s timely resource encourages classroom teacher-school librarian partnerships. Drawing on the most current standards from the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) as well as cutting-edge research, this straightforward book:

  • Offers a comprehensive approach to increasing students’ reading comprehension and raising reading scores, with chapters covering the complete range of skills;
  • Includes graphic organizers, rubrics, sample student work, adaptable lesson plans and more;
  • Addresses the evolving relationship between technology and reading comprehension.

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. 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. 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.

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