A trusted resource for day-to-day guidance, professional development, and certification courses, this nuts-and-bolts
text explains the varied roles and responsibilities of reading specialists in grades K–12. Rita Bean offers
evidence-based best practices for working with struggling readers, supporting teachers, planning curricula, and
collaborating with parents, community programs, and granting agencies. Useful features include discussion questions,
self-reflective exercises, and lively examples and vignettes.
New to This Edition
*Expanded coverage of middle and secondary school reading programs.
*Addresses the reading specialist’s role in a response-to-intervention framework.
*Additional chapter on literacy coaching.
*Suggested learning exercises and activities for each chapter are provided in an appendix.
*Many new or revised examples and reflection questions.