Literacy Coaching: The Essentials
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Literacy Coaching: The Essentials

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by Katherine Casey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325009414

ISBN-13: 9780325009414

Pub. Date: 07/24/2006

Publisher: Heinemann

    This book achieves something which is rare in professional development books. It demonstrates how to integrate core instructional elements into successful practice.... It should become a central text for study at the classroom, school, and district level.
    - Anthony J. Alvarado, former Superintendent, District 2, New York and former Chancellor of
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    This book achieves something which is rare in professional development books. It demonstrates how to integrate core instructional elements into successful practice.... It should become a central text for study at the classroom, school, and district level.
    - Anthony J. Alvarado, former Superintendent, District 2, New York and former Chancellor of Instruction, San Diego City Schools

What do literacy coaches do? Who do they coach? How does it work? Katherine Casey is a veteran literacy coach, and on the first page of Literacy Coaching she gets down to business: "I coach teachers in their classrooms, demonstrating lessons, working alongside teachers as they teach, problem solving together how to better meet the needs of their students." From there she presents the most authoritative, comprehensive, and focused guide on literacy coaching available.

Literacy Coaching takes you inside today's main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you'll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you'll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions:

  • gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started
  • developing trusting relationships
  • taking notes while observing teachers and students
  • using data to uncover areas of instructional need
  • teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward
  • coaching strategies and language
  • running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings

Filled with examples of completed instructional observation forms, graphic organizers, correspondence and conversations with faculty and administrative constituencies, and classroom vignettes that illustrate how coaching really looks, Literacy Coaching is the ideal companion for a practicing coach or consultant and especially for teachers who want to become one.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325009414
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/24/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
457,023
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Part IWhat Coaches Do1
1Me, a Coach?3
2What a Coach Needs to Know and Be Able to Do22
3Building a Relationship with Your Principal36
4Getting Started: Teacher Strengths and Needs56
Part IIStructures for Professional Development93
5Eight Ways to Study Instruction96
6Models of Intensive Classroom Support132
7Professional Development Workshops and Sessions159
8The Promise of Coaching190
Annotated Bibliography195
Works Cited205
Index209

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Literacy Coaching: The Essentials 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only in Chapter 6, but so far this book has been great. Kasey has included great organizational forms to use and holds great discussion on how to be an effective coach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author creates a great blend of theory, technique, and applicable examples. It is great resource for a new Literacy Coach, but experienced coaches could also benefit from her perspective. Because the author has experience as a school-based coach, district coach, and consultant, she offers a broad spectrum of experiences and perspectives.