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Title: Guide and Checklists for a School Leaderís Walkthrough during Literacy Instruction in Grades 4–12
Description: This tool was developed to assist school leaders in observing specific research-based practices during literacy instruction in grade 4Ė12 classrooms and studentsí independent use or application of those practices. The tool aims to help school leaders conduct brief and frequent walkthroughs throughout the school year. The tool consists of three parts to be used with students in three grade bands: grades 4 and 5, grades 6Ė8, and grades 9Ė12. The first is the Pre-Walkthrough Meeting Guide, for use in all grade bands, to facilitate conversation between school leaders and teachers before the walkthrough. The second is a set of eight walkthrough checklists, differentiated by grade band and classroom type (that is, whole class, English language arts class, content area class, and literacy intervention class), which are based on best practices in literacy instruction. The third is the Post-Walkthrough Meeting Guide, for use in all grade bands, to facilitate debriefing between school leaders and teachers.
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Cover Date: March 2020
Web Release: March 9, 2020
Publication #: REL 2020018
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Tools
Questions: For questions about the content of this Tools, please contact:
Amy Johnson.