Reading Comprehension Instruction in the Role of the Elementary School Librarian and Strategies for the Primary Grades
Spaedy, Cindy K.
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The expansion of the elementary school librarian’s role has often been associated with literacy concerns and a need for improved reading instruction. In recent decades studies show the nation’s literacy level is a major concern for parents, teachers, professors, and state and national educational leaders. This study is a review of the literature regarding the role of the elementary school librarian as related to the school reading program and the need for improved instruction in reading comprehension skills. Studies indicate the librarian’s skills and position are an ideal fit for teaching reading comprehension. Many educators are supportive of such a role, but there is significant disagreement and confusion among stakeholders. Reading comprehension skills and teaching strategies are identified in this review.