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Margaret Mary Policastro

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Margaret Mary Policastro

Dr. Margaret Mary Policastro is a professor of language and literacy at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, where she directs the language and literacy program and is the founding director of the Summer Reading Clinic for children. Dr. Policastro has more than 30 years of experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in language and literacy at Roosevelt University. She has worked more than 10 years on grant funded literacy projects in Chicago Public Schools and is currently the principal investigator of the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), funded by No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Dr. Policastro grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and attended Indiana University where she received her B.S. in art and elementary education and her M.S. in reading. After teaching art and reading in Indiana, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, and earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University in reading and language. Dr. Policastro’s research interests currently focus on access to books for parents, children, and teachers and ongoing professional development for teachers and what effects these have on student learning. She has co-authored The New Balanced Literacy School: Implementing Common Core and Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy School and authored Living Literacy at Home: A Parent’s Guide.

Living Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide

Living Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide

Reading to children at home is a joyful and celebratory time for parents and children alike. Both relish in the story and the time spent together. Early ...

Reviewed Titles
978-1-4966-0656-3
Paperback
Capstone Classroom
Grades K-8
6 x 9
120
2017

Price
$11.95

 
Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom

Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom

Now there’s a way to blend balanced literacy and formative assessment. This book infuses research-based best practices of formative assessment through the lens ...

Reviewed Titles
978-1-4966-0295-4
Paperback
Capstone Classroom
Grades
8 1/2 x 11
168
2016

Price
$24.95

 
The New Balanced Literacy School: Implementing Common Core

The New Balanced Literacy School: Implementing Common Core

Create a new approach to balanced literacy grounded in research-based best practices. This book infuses best practices of the new balanced literacy model ...

Reviewed Titles
978-1-62521-629-8
Paperback
Capstone Classroom
Grades
8 1/2 x 11
140
2015

Price
$24.95

 
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