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Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework

Scharer, P.L. (2018). Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework. Scholastic.

Renowned literacy expert Dr. Patricia L. Scharer, former president of the Reading Recovery Council of North America, and her co-authors, all members of the The Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative® founded by Dr. Gay Su Pinnell, present a comprehensive framework for literacy instruction and schoolwide cultural change.

Learn how to create an environment that supports both independent reading and writing as well as interactive, shared, and guided reading and writing. Scharer and her co-authors, among the most knowledgeable and respected literacy educators in the world, share in practical and illuminating detail what it takes to implement exemplary literacy instruction. You can buy Responsive Literacy online from Scholastic.


Book organization

The six color-coded sections of this book represent the essential components of responsive literacy organized around a comprehensive framework: professional learning, organizing for learning, reading, writing, building blocks of language, and learning community. The colors for each section are then echoed on the edge of the pages so you can find topics easily.

Our goal was to create a reader-friendly book brimming with illustrative photographs, easy-to-navigate charts, and essential understandings to support professional learning and student achievement.