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When the goal is supporting excellent teaching, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. This popular practitioner resource and text helps readers navigate the many choices involved in developing and fine-tuning a coaching program that offers the best fit for a particular school. The authors draw on current research as well as their extensive experience in K-8 settings. They provide clear guidance (with helpful reproducibles) on:
*Major coaching models and how to choose among them.
*Applying principles of adult learning and motivation.
*The role of reading assessment in coaching.
*Balancing classroom-level, grade-level, and whole-school tasks.
*Special considerations in middle school coaching.
See also The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Second Edition, which offers a complete primer on the role of the literacy coach and what coaches need to know to get started.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Series:||Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 13 Years|
Table of Contents
1. Models of Coaching
2. Serving Adult Learners
3. Serving Adult Learners in School Contexts
4. The Role of Assessment in Coaching
5. Providing Professional Support
6. Classroom-Level Coaching
7. Grade-Level Coaching
8. Literacy Coaching in the Middle Grades
9. The Challenge of Reluctant Teachers
Literacy coaches, staff developers, reading specialists, school administrators, and teacher educators. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses on literacy coaching and on the organization and supervision of reading programs.