Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact

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This companion volume to Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension, which covered lower grades, completes the educational arc by focusing on adolescent readers in grades 6-12. Drawing on the most current standards from the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) as well as cutting-edge research, this straightforward book

  • Offers a comprehensive approach to increasing students' reading comprehension, with chapters covering the complete range of skills
  • Includes graphic organizers, rubrics, sample student work, adaptable lesson plans, and more
  • Addresses the evolving relationship between technology and reading comprehension

Designed to raise reading scores and encourage classroom teacher-school librarian partnerships, this timely resource identifies new and critical areas of importance as they relate to current standards.

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Chapter 1 Collaborative Teaching in the Age of Accountability
Chapter 2 Maximizing Your Impact
Chapter 3 Reading Comprehension Strategy One: Activating or Building Background Knowledge
Chapter 4 Reading Comprehension Strategy Two: Using Sensory Images
Chapter 5 Reading Comprehension Strategy Three: Questioning
Chapter 6 Reading Comprehension Strategy Four: Making Predictions and Drawing Inferences
Chapter 7 Reading Comprehension Strategy Five: Determining Main Ideas
Chapter 8 Reading Comprehension Strategy Six: Using Fix-up Options
Chapter 9 Reading Comprehension Strategy Seven: Synthesizing






Judi Moreillon

Judi Moreillon is a literacies and libraries consultant, adjunct associate professor, and the recipient of the 2019 Scholastic Publishing Award. She a staunch advocate for the leader and instructional partner roles of school librarians. A 2017-2019 mentor for the Lilead Project, Judi served for thirteen years as a coteaching school librarian at all three instructional levels. As a school librarian, she collaborated with classroom teachers, specialists, and principals to ensure that educators practiced effective instructional strategies and integrated library resources into the classroom curriculum.

In addition, Judi has taught graduate students in library science for more than 20 years. She has developed and taught courses including librarians as instructional partners and conducted research related to the school librarian’s leadership and instructional partner roles. Judi has also served as a district-level school librarian mentor, a literacy coach, a classroom teacher, and a preservice classroom teacher educator. She currently chairs AASL’s Reading Position Statements Task Force and serves as the co-chair of the Teacher Librarian Division of the Arizona Library Association.

Her books for ALA include Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (2007), Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (2012), Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (2013), and Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy. Judi’s homepage is She blogs at and tweets @CactusWoman with #schoollibrarianleadership and #buildingconnections4learning.