The Literacy Coach's Handbook

The Literacy Coach's Handbook

A Guide to Research-based Practice

Book - 2013 | Second edition.
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, 2013.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781462507702
Branch Call Number: 379.2409 WALPOLE 2013
Characteristics: xvii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: McKenna, Michael C.


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