Learning4Life: Advocacy through Coteaching Deep Comprehension

For the 2012 Texas Library Association Conference


Kendra Duckworth, Elementary School Librarian,
Gloria Voutos, Librarian, John Tidwell Middle School:
Becky McKee,High School Librarian,
and Judi Moreillon, Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University:

Date/Time of presentation: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:15 - 11:50 a.m.
Location of presentation: Houston Convention Center
Room: 330B, Level 3

This wiki provides TLA session participants and other school librarians resources for maximizing their impact on student achievement through coteaching reading comprehension strategies. The work is founded on the AASL School Librarian's Role in Reading Position Statement, which is part of the Learning4Life Initiative:

Members of the Texas school librarian community have developed a ELA-R TEKS - AASL Standards for the 21st Century Indicators Alignment Wiki at:

On behalf of the school library community, the presenters would like to thank the contributors for their wiki work.

The lesson examples linked to the instructional level pages are related to coteaching reading comprehensions strategies/TEKS/AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

The lessons demonstrate alignment between Texas state standards (TEKS) and reading comprehension strategies and AASL standards indicators:

Session Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:
  1. Articulate the relationship between intellectual access, reading comprehension strategies, the TEKS ELA-R standards, and the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and be able to access the TEKS-AASL Alignment wiki:
  2. Articulate the key components the AASL Position Statement on the School Librarian’s Role in Reading and be able to locate the toolkit:
  3. Develop knowledge of how to use coteaching strategies to teach reading comprehension strategies in interdisciplinary lessons in an integrated, collaborative school library program.

PowerPoint Presentation: Learning4Life: Advocacy through Coteaching Deep Comprehension