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ERIC Number: ED561531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 107
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-2564-6
Improving K-2 Reading Instruction through the Use of a Coaching Model with Onsite Professional Development: An Action Research Study
Harms, Paula J.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Capella University
Reading instruction at the K-2 grade levels is of utmost importance for a student's education. The foundational skills acquired during this time period will serve a student throughout their life. Elementary teachers often feel unprepared for the demands of the struggling, proficient and advanced readers within their classrooms. The professional development offered to teachers has often been one day workshops where depth of content is not attained. Through this action science research, onsite professional development utilizing a coaching model was provided to K-2 teachers in a rural elementary school setting. This intervention lasted for three months and explored the "Continuum of Literacy Learning" by Fountas & Pinnell (2007) and utilized the "Benchmark Assessment" system by Fountas and Pinnell (2007) for identifying reading levels while implementing Guided Reading. The teachers' sense of self efficacy included a modest increase in utilizing a variety of instructional strategies to better meet the various needs of the students but also revealed areas for additional professional development in the future. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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