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Author: Sharon Walpole; Michael C McKenna
Publisher: New York : Guilford Publications, 2012.
Series: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Walpole, Sharon.
Literacy Coach's Handbook : A Guide to Research-Based Practice.
New York : Guilford Publications, Inc., ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Walpole; Michael C McKenna
ISBN: 9781462507726 1462507727 1283810573 9781283810579
OCLC Number: 818846962
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages).
Contents: What Is a Literacy Coach?; Literacy Coach as Learner; Literacy Coach as Grant Writer; Literacy Coach as School-Level Planner; Literacy Coach as Curriculum Expert; Literacy Coach as Researcher; Literacy Coach as Teacher; The Literacy Coach: An Evolving Role; --
Research on Literacy Coaching; The Bad News; Take-Home Message 1: Coaching Does Not Always Change Instruction or Achievement; Take-Home Message 2: Use a Coaching Model to Guide Your Time and Activities. Take-Home Message 3: Coaches Cannot Be Effective Unless Their Work Is Integrated with the School's Climate; Take-Home Message 4: Align Your Coaching Goals with the Goals of Other Leaders; Take-Home Message 5: The Needs of Teachers Are Real and Must Come Before the Needs of Coaches; Take-Home Message 6: Be Ready to Learn Many Things on the Job; Take-Home Message 7: Be Ready to Differentiate for Preschool Teachers; Take-Home Message 8: Be Ready to Build Your Coaching Toolbox; Take-Home Message 9: Be Sure to Find Out Whether Teachers Implement New Approaches. Take-Home Message 10: Use Multiple Assessment Measures to Track Student Achievement --
What Is a Schoolwide Literacy Program?; Schoolwide Research; Assessment Systems; Grouping Configurations; Materials and Strategies; Allocation of Time; Systems for Teamwork; Taking Stock; --
Finding and Applying Reading Research; Scientifically Based Reading Instruction; Evidence-Based Reading Instruction; How Much Do We Know?; Phonemic Awareness; Phonics; Fluency; Vocabulary; Comprehension; Writing; Spelling; How Can We Keep Up?; --
Reading Assessment; Types and Uses of Tests. An Assessment Strategy; Interpreting Outcome Scores; Multiple Assessment Hats of the Literacy Coach; Improving Group Achievement Scores; A Final Word; --
Instructional Schedules; Representative Schedules; Porter Highland School; McMillan Academy; Bradenton Elementary; White Oak School; Time for Teaching; A Word to the Wise; --
Instructional Tasks and Procedures; Stage Theories in Reading and Spelling; Instructional Emphases; Instruction for Preschool Readers and Writers; Instruction for Kindergarten Readers and Writers; Instruction for First-Grade Readers and Writers. Instruction for Second-Grade Readers and Writers; Instruction for Readers and Writers in Grades 3-5; Building a Program; --
Selecting Materials and Programs; A Brief History of Core Programs; Present-Day Core Programs; Today's Core Components; Pros and Cons of a Core Program; Thoughtful Systems for Evaluating Materials; The Problem of Layering; A Final Word; --
Schoolwide Response to Intervention; What Is the Argument for Aggressive Early Intervention?; What Are the Specifics of RTI?; How Is Research Informing RTI Efforts?; Selecting Intervention Programs and Practices. Planning an RTI System --
Providing professional support; Professional development research; A model for professional support; Professional support and coaching; Planning and implementing schoolwide professional development; Nuts and bolts; Using data; Book clubs and study groups; Lesson planning; Observation and feedback; modeling; Pacing professional support; Establishing coherence; --
Leadership; Conceptualizing leadership --
Issues of authority; Supporting the struggling teacher; What about the resistant teacher?; Many voices.
Series Title: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.

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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.

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