Creating a peer literacy coaching program from scratch is no easy task. Making it focused, dynamic, and effective is even harder. In this inspiring and immensely readable book, veteran educators Amy Sandvold and Maelou Baxter present a blueprint for creating a successful coaching plan in districts and schools. Drawing both on their personal experiences and on conclusions from the research, the authors offer clear and candid advice on such issues as * Choosing appropriate coaches among teachers and training them to coach effectively. * Tailoring literacy coaching initiatives to particular schools or districts. * Creating balanced coaching schedules that take into account the needs of everyone involved. * Working harmoniously with fellow coaches and school staff. * Using assessment data to strengthen coaching practices. From establishing an initial coaching vision to ensuring its lasting legacy, all aspects of peer literacy coaching are covered in The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching. Equally suitable for teachers and administrators, this book is an indispensable guide for those seeking to improve the quality of literacy education in their schools.... small-group transitional guided reading lesson with comprehension strategy of determining importance in nonfiction. Use book Creepy Crawlies by Avelyn Davidson. Debrief lesson after school. 11:30a12:20 (2nd grade classroom observation) Watch Constance teach guided reading. Study skills focus on locating and using subheadings and tables of contents, finding key words, and summarizing.
|Title||:||The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching|
|Author||:||Amy Sandvold, Maelou Baxter|
|Publisher||:||ASCD - 2008-04-15|