Collaborative Coaching for Disciplinary Literacy

Strategies to Support Teachers in Grades 6-12

Laurie Elish-Piper, Susan K. L'Allier, Michael Manderino, and Paula Di Domenico

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Includes Common Core Content

The reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed in PDF format.
I. Disciplinary Literacy in a Standards-Based Era

What Is Disciplinary Literacy?

Teaching for Disciplinary Literacy

Disciplinary Literacy in Action

Disciplinary Literacy: An Integral Aspect of Today's Standards

The Complexity of Disciplinary Literacy Instruction

Why Disciplinary Literacy Matters for Secondary Literacy Coaches

II. Disciplinary Literacy Coaching

What Is Literacy Coaching?

Disciplinary Literacy Coaching and Change

Guidelines for Effective Disciplinary Literacy Coaching

Three Layers of Coaching

Coaching Stances and Coaching Language

Making the Most of Coaching Time


III. Models of Disciplinary Literacy Coaching

Teacher-Initiated Model

Co-Teaching Model

Department/Team Model

Liaison Model

Selecting a Disciplinary Literacy Coaching Model


IV. Large-Group Coaching Strategies to Build a Foundation for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction

Strategy 1: Establishing a Climate for Disciplinary Literacy Coaching

Strategy 2: Facilitating an Article Study Group

Strategy 3: Providing Professional Development Golden Nuggets at Faculty, Department, and Team Meetings

Strategy 4: Presenting Powerful Professional Development

Strategy 5: Using Technology to Connect Coaches and Teachers

V. Small-Group Coaching Strategies to Support Disciplinary Literacy Instruction

Strategy 6: Determining Disciplinary Literacy Outcomes and Creating Assessment Structures

Strategy 7: Selecting, Assessing, and Scaffolding Complex Texts

Strategy 8: Prioritizing Vocabulary for Instruction

Strategy 9: Reviewing Common Assessments

Strategy 10: Developing Discussion Protocols

Strategy 11: Facilitating Teacher Inquiry into the Disciplines

VI. Individual Coaching Strategies to Support Teachers with Disciplinary Literacy Instruction

Strategy 12: Creating Essential Questions

Strategy 13: Developing Questions with Objectives

Strategy 14: Applying the Extended Gradual Release of Responsibility Model

Strategy 15: Implementing Three Levels of Think-Aloud

Strategy 16: Adopting, Adapting, and Creating Strategies

Strategy 17: Using the Coaching Cycle

VII. Profiles of Highly Effective Disciplinary Literacy Coaches

Profile 1: Establishing and Maintaining Administrator Support

Profile 2: Applying the Layered Approach to Coaching

Profile 3: Getting into Classrooms

Profile 4: Differentiating Coaching to Support All Teachers

Profile 5: Working with Hesitant Teachers

Profile 6: Using Tools and Tips for Productive Coaching

Profile 7: Developing a Support System

Final Thoughts