Literacy Coaching: The Essentials by Katherin Casey

Literacy Coaching: The Essentials

byKatherin Casey

Paperback | August 30, 2006

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Literacy Coaching takes you inside today’s main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you’ll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you’ll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions:

  • gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started
  • developing trusting relationships
  • taking notes while observing teachers and students
  • using data to uncover areas of instructional need
  • teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward
  • coaching strategies and language
  • running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings

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Title:Literacy Coaching: The EssentialsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.55 inPublished:August 30, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325009414

ISBN - 13:9780325009414

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

    Foreword by Anthony J. Alvarado
    Part I: What Coaches Do
    1. Me, a Coach?
    2. What a Coach Needs to Know and Be Able to Do
    3. Building a Relationship with Your Principal
    4. Getting Started: Teacher Strengths and Needs
    Part II: Structures for Professional Development
    5. Eight Ways to Study Instruction
    6. Models of Intensive Classroom Support
    7. Professional Development Workshops and Sessions
    8. The Promise of Coaching
    Annotated Bibliography
    Works Cited

Editorial Reviews

This book achieves something which is rare in professional development books. It demonstrates how to integrate core instructional elements into successful practice.... It should become a central text for study at the classroom, school, and district level. -- Anthony J. Alvarado