The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3

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Overview

A concise reference with essential protocols for successful early literacy coaching!

This book highlights the expanding role of literacy coaches in implementing early and elementary literacy programs. The authors present user-friendly guidelines and evidence-based strategies for sustained professional development, protocols for classroom observations and teacher conferences, and vignettes offering solutions to common coaching challenges. This resource illustrates how coaching professionals can:

  • Define an effective, proactive role in promoting literacy initiatives
  • Strengthen content knowledge and coaching skills to support teachers’ efforts and students’ literacy development
  • Collaborate with teachers and school leaders to establish productive learning communities
  • Communicate their changing roles to administrators

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Editorial Reviews

Connie Molony
"If a coach could onlyhaveone book to help with the daunting task of advancing teachers’ instructional knowledge and skills, then this is the text to own. Coaches everywhere have been waiting for a book like this!"
Tracy Carbone
"Anyone who reads this book will feel more knowledgeable and be able to implementspecific ideas and strategies immediately."
Dorothy S. Strickland
“An excellent resource for both beginning and experienced literacy coaches. This well-conceived book is grounded in a realistic understanding of what it means to work collaboratively and effectively in the demanding world of today's schools.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412960724
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/20/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Nancy D. Padak
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
About the Contributors
Introduction
1. Your Role and the Task at Hand: The Responsibilities of a Coach in Supporting Effective Literacy Instruction
2. The Nuts and Bolts: Scheduling, Organizing, and Documenting
3. The Heart of the Matter: Conferring With Teachers
4. Assessment: Using Data to Inform Literacy Instruction
5. Learning Communities: Supporting Collaborative Teamwork
6. Ongoing Growth: Supporting Professional Development
Appendix: For Further Reading: An Annotated Bibliography of Resources on Literacy Instruction and Coaching
References
Index

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