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The Literacy Coach's Handbook
Second Edition
A Guide to Research-Based Practice

Sharon Walpole and Michael C. McKenna

252 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
November 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0770-2
Cat. #0770
Price: $30.00 $25.50
November 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0771-9
Cat. #0771
Price: $75.00 $63.75
November 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0773-3
PDF format
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Includes Common Core Content

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.
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