Differentiated Literacy Coaching: Scaffolding for Student and Teacher Success

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"Making sure that all students read well is a top priority for schools, and literacy coaches are playing an increasingly important role in the effort. Their challenge? To deliver the kind of instruction and support best suited to the teachers they work with and most likely to help those teachers improve the literacy of their students.

In Differentiated Literacy Coaching, Mary Catherine Moran presents a solution for meeting the diverse needs of literacy coaches and their charges. The heart of the book is an exploration of the Literacy Coaching Continuum, a series of professional learning formats that coaches can use singularly or in combination to design and deliver the most effective, most appropriate support:

• Collaborative Resource Management
• Literacy Content Presentations
• Focused Classroom Visits
• Coplanning
• Study Groups
• Demonstration Lessons
• Peer Coaching
• Coteaching

Moran reviews the key considerations school leaders and literacy coaches must keep in mind when determining program focus and scope; describes the roles, responsibilities, and procedures involved in each coaching format; and offers guidelines based on research findings, exemplary coaching programs, and insights from her nearly 30 years as an educator. Readers will also find more than a dozen modules for coaches' professional development, including recommended materials and step-by-step procedures to help both new and experienced coaches expand their expertise. An extensive collection of print and online resources further enhances the book's usefulness for anyone interested in learning more about establishing—orimproving—a literacy coaching program. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416606239
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 773,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations
1. The Context for a Literacy Coaching Continuum
2. Is There a Research Base That Supports Coaching?

Part II: The Components of the Literacy Coaching Continuum
3. Collaborative Resource Management
4. Literacy Content Presentations
5. Focused Classroom Visits
6. Coplanning
7. Study Groups
8. Demonstration Lessons
9. Peer Coaching
10. Coteaching

Part III. Professional Learning Modules for Literacy Coaching
Introduction to the Modules
Module 1. Guiding Questions: The Planning Stage of Coaching
Module 2. Reviewing and Comparing Coaching Models
Module 3. Exploring Coaching Standards of Practice
Module 4. A Guiding Protocol for Data Analysis
Module 5. Paired Reading on Data Analysis
Module 6. Jigsaw of Study Group Formats
Module 7. Literacy Program Inventory
Module 8. The Demonstration Lesson: Planning Meeting
Module 9. The Demonstration Lesson: Debriefing Session
Module 10. The Demonstration Lesson: Discussing the Debriefing Session
Module 11. Evaluating Professional Learning: Exploring Points of View
Module 12. Preparing for a Focused Classroom Visit
Module 13. Carousel Brainstorming on Focused Classroom Visits
Module 14. Defining a Coaching “Theory of Change” and “Theory of Action”
Module 15. “Change” Versus “Evolving Practice”
Module 16. Celebrating Success Quick-Write

Appendix A: Job Criteria and Professional Learning
Appendix B: Contact Information and Resources for Coaching Models
Appendix C: Sample Protocol for a Literacy Process
Appendix D: Role-Play Vignettes for Literacy Coaching
Appendix E: End-of-YearReview for a Literacy Coaching Program
About the Author

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