Literacy teachers

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  1. jd123

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    I've seen the term Literacy teachers, but I have to admit, I don't know what literacy teachers do. Do they work with small groups from different classes and practice reading skills?
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    I consider myself a teacher of literacy- I'm a second grade teacher and literacy is at the heart of everything I do. I integrate reading and writing across the curriculum, utilize literacy centers, individualize reading and writing instruction to meet learners' needs. I also teach a college class in early childhood literacy. We have a staff developer in literacy in my district, we also have resource room teachers and a pull out program for children who have struggles in literacy.

    Are you seeing this term 'Literacy teachers' in your professional readings, job listings???
     
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    Our district has Literacy Coaches. These are teachers who teach the teachers how to teach literacy in our classrooms.
     
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    Our staff devloper is essentially a literacy coach. We're part of the Columbia Teachers College reading and writing initiative.
     
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    We did a 3 year research project with literacy. We did have some coaches to help us get started, but it's the TEACHERS who are the literacy teachers, and it's for all kids in a regular classroom setting.

    We use a variety of methods to teach kids to be literate within our specific area. Being "literate" in math is a whole lot different than being literate in, for example, reading class.

    I picked up a few neat ideas. Of course, I think it was easier for those of who teach language, writing, and reading because our curriculums are literacy rich to begin.
     

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