ERIC Number: ED488784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide: Essential Questions and Practical Answers
Toll, Cathy A.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
This user-friendly guide to literacy coaching gives the practical tools and tips needed to promote more effective literacy instruction. Guidance and resources are provided to help advocate for change, deal with the practical aspects of coaching, and overcome difficult situations. A narrative bibliography and topical index provide quick reference to the professional literature and topics covered in the book. Following the Introduction, "What Is This Book About? Who Is It For?", the book is divided into three sections. Section 1:"How Do I Promote Change?" includes the following chapters: (1) "What Do the Experts Say About Educational Change?"; (2) "Why is Change So Difficult?" Section 2: "What Does A Successful Literacy Coach Do?" consists of the following chapters: (3) "How Do I Begin My Work as a Literacy Coach?"; (4) "What Are the Qualities of an Effective Literacy Coach?"; (5) "How Can I Communicate Well With Teachers?"; (6) "How Do I Coach Individuals?"; and (7) "How Do I Coach Teacher Teams and Study Groups?" Section 3: "How Do I Coach Teacher Teams and Study Groups?" contains the following chapters: (8) "How Do I Deal With Difficult Teachers?"; (9) "What About This Issue?"; and "How Do I Survive This Job" Following the Chapters are: Conclusion: "What Do Coaches Do? What Don't They Do?" Appended are: Appendix A: "Key Questions Answered in This Book Listed by Topic; and Appendix B: "A Narrative Bibliography: Where Do These Ideas Come From?" The book concludes with a Reference section and an Index.
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Educational Change, Literacy, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Communication (Thought Transfer), Professional Development
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Authoring Institution: N/A