Closing the Circle: A Practical Guide to Implementing Literacy Reform, K-12
Praise for Closing The Circle
"Sean Walmsley has written a K–12 framework for literacy learning that articulates the missing big picture and provides a new way to look at the teaching of English Language Arts. This text is a must-read for district administrators, curriculum leaders, teachers, and parents who want to revolutionize the current state of literacy instruction."
Instructional Leader for Literacy, Boston Public Schools
"Walmsley's attributes framework for language arts is brilliant in its simplicity. The book is rich with practical ideas based in a framework that makes sense of language arts instruction. It will help educators look beyond a skills approach to the wider and broader view of literacy."
professor of education, Portland State University
"Walmsley provides a powerful framework for thinking about the literacy lessons offered in every school. In this new book he takes the reader on a journey that will have you changing your literacy lessons. He carefully discusses his comprehensive literacy instruction and assessment tools, and the next thing you notice is that you are wondering. Wondering about the adequacy of the lessons and the assessments. Wondering why this has not occurred to you before."
professor of education, University of Tennesee and
past president, International Reading Association
"Dr. Walmsley's literacy framework serves to focus curriculum development, enrich professional conversations and provides a comprehensive lens with which to examine, assess, and support learners and their unique interaction with all forms of receptive and expressive language. I highly recommend this book to administrators and practitioners alike as a highly usable and important tool for pursuing a systemic approach to literacy development."
superintendent of schools, Harrison Central School District,Harrison, New York
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1 A Framework for Language Arts
3 Components of Literacy
1 Middle School List of Comments
4 High School AttributesBased Interim
1 Example of Reading Log