Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades

This much-needed guide shows how to support teachers in providing effective literacy instruction in the content areas, which can be intensified as needed within a multi-tiered framework.

Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades

Too many adolescent learners still struggle with reading. This much-needed guide shows how to support teachers in providing effective literacy instruction in the content areas, which can be intensified as needed within a multi-tiered framework. Adaptive Intervention Model (AIM) Coaching was created for grades 6–8, but is equally applicable in high school. The book gives instructional coaches an accessible blueprint for evaluating, developing, and reinforcing each teacher's capacity to implement evidence-based literacy practices. User-friendly features include case studies, end-of-chapter reflection questions and key terms, and reproducible tools. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials--plus supplemental lesson plans and other resources--in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades

The authors of Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades: Helping Teachers Meet the Needs of All Students present a feasible method for implementing a schoolwide coaching approach that supports school leaders, teachers, and students.

Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades

Too many adolescent learners still struggle with reading. This much-needed guide shows how to support teachers in providing effective literacy instruction in the content areas, which can be intensified as needed within a multi-tiered framework. Adaptive Intervention Model (AIM) Coaching was created for grades 6–8, but is equally applicable in high school. The book gives instructional coaches an accessible blueprint for evaluating, developing, and reinforcing each teacher's capacity to implement evidence-based literacy practices. User-friendly features include case studies, end-of-chapter reflection questions and key terms, and reproducible tools. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials--plus supplemental lesson plans and other resources--in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook Second Edition

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook  Second Edition

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.

The Literacy Coaching Challenge

Figure 4.9 presents a follow-up chart for the four third-grade teachers at Jefferson. We use it to compare year-end averages with the second-grade pass rates of the same students. The second-grade scores operate essentially as a pretest ...

The Literacy Coaching Challenge

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.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook Second Edition

... 42f coaching and, 22–23 content-focused coaching (CFC) and, 20 instructional support and, 133–134 literacy coach as, ... 138f reading and writing skills development and, 135f research and, 69–71 second-grade readers and writers and, ...

The Literacy Coach s Handbook  Second Edition

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.

The Literacy Coaching Challenge

When the goal is supporting excellent teaching, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach.

The Literacy Coaching Challenge

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.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook Second Edition

... 42f coaching and, 22–23 content-focused coaching (CFC) and, 20 instructional support and, 133–134 literacy coach as, ... 138f reading and writing skills development and, 135f research and, 69–71 second-grade readers and writers and, ...

The Literacy Coach s Handbook  Second Edition

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.

The Effective Literacy Coach

For example, if literacy coaching is limited to first grade and students cannot maintain gains in second grade, analysts should not assume that coaching does not work. Instead, other questions need to be posed, such as Why could the ...

The Effective Literacy Coach

This innovative book moves beyond the day-to-day matters of coaching to a deeper examination of how literacy coaching can improve instructional practice. The authors offer research-based strategies that can be used to create the professional and dynamic relationships needed for successful teacher–coach collaborations. Readers will hear the voices of coaches as they analyze their own efforts to scaffold adult learning, guide collaborative inquiry, and support teacher reflection. Featuring concrete examples, this practical book: Provides a model for literacy coaches to analyze and examine their own practice. Details the importance of systematic observation of teaching and how to use observation to shape subsequent coaching sessions. Examines guiding teacher inquiry in whole groups, small groups, and pairs, to reflect and act on teaching and coaching. Charts the usefulness of teachers and coaches talking about teaching, and how this supports the change of teaching practices. “The authors have provided a rich description of what literacy coaches actually do as they work daily with teachers. Each chapter is soundly grounded in the research literature but goes beyond it to provide many practical examples.” —From the Foreword by Gay Su Pinnell, The Ohio State University “The authors deal deftly with key aspects of coaching that characterize successful coaches and for which even the most knowledgeable literacy coaches are often ill-prepared. An excellent resource for anyone whose responsibilities sometimes include the role of coach.” —Dorothy S. Strickland, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

A Guide to Literacy Coaching

Planning the Professional Implementing the administrators administrators reading specialists who Topic Development professional development sessions, set time line for ... Second-gradeCoach conducts teacher: demonstration lesson.

A Guide to Literacy Coaching

This practical guide presents effective coaching strategies and best practices for enhancing literacy instruction, working with administrators and communities, and boosting student performance across all grade levels.

Hands on Literacy Coaching

In classrooms where these are used effectively, the words change periodically and the word wall is a high-utility classroom resource: “When you need a word for your writing piece on baby animals,” the second-grade teacher reminds her ...

Hands on Literacy Coaching

Integrating literacy instruction and coaching, this step-by-step guide is for literacy coaches, teachers, and administrators of all grade levels. It uses an explicit instruction model, complete with ready-to-use strategies, charts, checklists, protocols, and teaching scenarios.

The Literacy Coaching Handbook

(for Literacy Coaches) What is the objective of my work with classroom teachers? How do I establish a culture of ... Take the scenario of a second-grade teacher who comes to his literacy coach because of low oral reading fluency scores.

The Literacy Coaching Handbook

Learn how to become a more effective literacy coach to ensure lasting changes in teaching and learning at your school. Literacy experts Diana and Betsy Sisson offer clear, research-based strategies that encourage professional development and growth. You’ll discover how to... Understand the various roles that a literacy coach plays, from "change agent" to "data analyst"; Determine which coaching model to use with your teachers; Support your classroom colleagues and raise student achievement; Tackle the literacy concerns present in today's schools, and any resistance from classroom teachers who don't want to be coached; Design a plan to promote growth centered on assessment and collaboration; and Manage the multi-faceted responsibilities of literacy coaching with practical strategies. Each chapter contains special features such as Coaching Moves and Coaching Questions to help you apply the information to your own situation. In addition, an Appendix offers photocopiable PD tools and study guide questions so you can discuss the ideas with others. With this practical book, you'll have all the guidance you need to overcome challenges and thrive in your coaching role.

Responsive Literacy Coaching

This is your space to share the insights you have gained in your coaching experiences with others. In developing self- extending systems, our collective work becomes generative. In the following vignette, Rose, a second-grade teacher, ...

Responsive Literacy Coaching

In Responsive Literacy Coaching, Cheryl Dozier draws on twenty-four years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and teacher educator to present both a theoretical framework and practical tools to enact responsive literacy coaching. Through thoughtful and purposeful coaching, teachers learn effective ways to improve literacy instruction and student achievement. The range of tools offered in the text invite customization based on the reader's specific instructional context. This framework empowers literacy coaches and teachers through conversation, sustained engagement, and reflective analysis. Dozier argues that at its best, literacy coaching is responsive, collegial, thoughtful, thought-provoking, deliberate, reflective, and transferable. In this book she invites readers to enter into a coaching dialogue, through: vignettes that bring coaching interactions to life; prompts to engage both teachers and students; occasions for collaborative reflection; frequently-asked questions. As literacy tasks are documented and analyzed, coaching interactions logged and categorized, and assessment scores scrutinized, Dozier cautions coaches to avoid being so caught up in the doing of coaching that one forgets the purpose behind it. In this book she provides an occasion for them to step back, and ask, what is the goal of literacy coaching? What kind of literacy environments and experiences are we creating for our schools and our students? What is possible as we engage in transformative literacy practices? While the tools offered in this book do not provide a ?quick fix,” they foster critical thinking and sustained inquiry that leads to positive change for both teachers and students.

Literacy Coaching to Build Adolescent Learning

skills of middle school– and high school–aged students reading below grade level and made competitive grants available directly to school districts. Striving Readers supports the implementation and evaluation of research-based reading ...

Literacy Coaching to Build Adolescent Learning

Helping coaches to define their roles, this resource provides practical tools and guidance about decision-making, design needs, professional development for teachers, collaborative relationships, and helping teachers use data.

Literacy Coaching

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Literacy Coaching

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The Literacy Specialist Fourth Edition

And most likely, there are many more variations in how literacy specialists participate in coaching activities! Read about Pam and some of her responsibilities that will require her to coach the second- grade teachers.

The Literacy Specialist  Fourth Edition

The definitive practitioner resource and text for developing excellence as a PreK–12 literacy/reading specialist is now updated to reflect key changes in the field. Delving into the literacy specialist's multiple leadership roles, the book provides strategies for teaching children experiencing difficulty with reading and writing; supporting teachers through coaching and professional learning opportunities; designing curricula; conducting assessments at the student, classroom, and school levels; and building strong school, family, and community partnerships. Pedagogical features include vignettes from exemplary practitioners, questions for discussion and reflection, follow-up activities, and ideas for instructors and workshop leaders. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size. Previous edition title: The Reading Specialist, Third Edition. New to This Edition *Broader view of literacy now encompasses reading, writing, oral language, and digital and visual literacies. *Grounded in the International Literacy Association's updated Standards 2017. *New or expanded discussions of multi-tiered systems of support, culturally responsive practice, uses of technology in instruction and professional learning, successful practices in middle and high school settings, and coaching. *Extended case example that follows one literacy specialist through her entire first year in a school. *Appendix with website resources.

Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches

We focus on literacy because that is the work of most active coaches , although the coaching model also has been used for mathematics and social studies / history in some places . We focus on the secondary grades for several reasons ...

Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches

This US report from the International Reading Association looks at standards for middle and high school literacy coaches. The standards are organised into two parts - leadership standards and content area literacy standards. Table of contents: * Introduction * Part 1: Leadership standards * Part 2: Content area literacy standards (english language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) * Part 3: What we know and what we need to know about literacy coaches in middle and high schools: a research synthesis and proposed research agenda * References.

Literacy Coaching

SCENARIO Classroom Author Display As I entered the second grade classroom, the students were engaged in reader's theater. The teacher learned about reader's theater from the district literacy coach as a way to motivate reading, ...

Literacy Coaching

This research-based handbook guides school leaders in successfully implementing a literacy coaching program to drive schoolwide literacy achievement.

Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension Second Edition

Exploring the relationship between literacy coaching and student reading achievement in grades K–1. Literacy Research and Instruction, 49, 162–174. Elish-Piper, L., & L'Allier, S. K. (2011). Examining the relationship between literacy ...

Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension  Second Edition

"This edition provides a transformative snapshot of reading comprehension as a field of study at a seminal moment. It maintains the same high level of standards with respect to (1) historical perspectives useful for laying the foundation of study on reading comprehension; (2) theoretical perspectives that allow the reader to consider different views on how specific areas have evolved since the first edition; (3) excellent chapters on various elements of reading comprehension, including major research studies in assessment, cultural impacts of reading comprehension, issues affecting English language learners, and consideration of international populations; and (4) identification of future research needs to help raise important questions and stimulate possible hypotheses for future research"--

Coaching

Reading First funding could be used for reading curricula and materials, professional development and coaching, ... as well as increases in time spent teaching reading by first-grade teachers (8.56%) and second- grade teachers (12.09%).

Coaching

Experts review coaches' roles, examine research, and provide in-depth discussions of specific coaching models, including literacy, cognitive, instructional, content-focused, classroom management, and leadership coaching.

Leading Learning

From stimulating intellectual growth to making decisions based on data, this book provides leader actions and examples of schools where the gap in learning is closing through exceptional leadership, and includes: - Numerous examples from ...

Leading Learning

'Taylor shows how school leadership actions can turn almost any educational challenge into a positive. Her use of current school administrators as examples, the explanatory charts, and the guiding professional analysis make this book a necessary companion to implementing sustained school reform' - Mary Ann Haas, Retired Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Flagler School District, FL There is no single solution to improving learning and closing the gap for disadvantaged children. Rather, improvement is the result of a number of successful practices used together. This valuable resource shows school and district leaders how specific, consistent actions can result in dramatic change and increased student achievement. From stimulating intellectual growth to making decisions based on data, this book provides leader actions and examples of schools where the gap in learning is closing through exceptional leadership, and includes: - Numerous examples from real schools, offering descriptions and analysis of actions that increase achievement - Interviews with successful headteachers that provide a realistic look at the issues involved - A focus on second-order changes, where small improvements can create dramatic rethinking of the organization, the roles of individuals, and the approach to learning - Ample forms, sample notes, templates, and other materials to get you started Based on theory, but grounded in practice, this book shows headteachers the specific actions they need to take to drive high levels of student achievement in their schools.