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Literacy Coach's Desk Reference, The: Processes and Perspectives for Effective Coaching

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Editor(s): Cathy Toll

Cathy Toll offers practical information for pre-K–12 literacy coaches on conferencing with individual teachers and groups, as well as on providing demonstration lessons, services to entire schools, and services to students.

Level(s): Elementary, Secondary, Middle

ISBN/ISSN: 9780814129685

Stock No.: 29684


This indispensable guide offers current and prospective literacy coaches practical strategies for effectively meeting the day-to-day challenges of job-embedded professional development.

Cathy A. Toll, an educator with over 15 years of coaching experience, provides guidance on all aspects of literacy coaching, including:

• conferencing with individual teachers
• facilitating group meetings
• providing demonstration lessons
• providing services to the entire school
• providing services to students

Toll demonstrates what effective literacy coaching looks like through key questions, theoretical and practical rationales, copy-ready masters, and vignettes of real-life coaching conversations. Appendixes on minimizing the negative impact of mandated classroom observations and separating coaching from supervising, plus an annotated bibliography, make this the ideal desk reference for coaches, supervisors, trainers, and others supporting the work of literacy coaches.

225 pp. 2006. Grades Pre-K–12. ISBN 10: 0-8141-2968-4; ISBN 13: 978-0-8141-2968-5.

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