The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3 / Edition 1

The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3 / Edition 1

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The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3 / Edition 1

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412960731
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/20/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nancy D. Padak
About the Authors
About the Contributors
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

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