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ERIC Number: EJ768198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Three Techniques for Successful Literacy Coaching
Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Moxley, Dale E.; Chanter, Carol; Boulware, Don
Principal Leadership, v7 n6 p22-25 Feb 2007
Students' literacy achievement tends to lessen as they progress from elementary to middle level to high school as measured by state and national assessments. To ensure that secondary school students retain their literacy skills, many states and districts have created the position of literacy coach for middle and high schools. Literacy coaches are full-time teacher leaders who have been relieved of their classroom responsibilities so they can provide professional development, modeling, classroom coaching, and other services to improve students' reading and writing. These teacher leaders are most effective when they support the implementation and monitoring of research-based literacy interventions that classroom teachers can infuse into their instruction to develop students' vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. This article presents three techniques for successful literacy coaching. These techniques include: (1) clear definition of the coach's role and responsibilities; (2) becoming an expert in literacy learning, teacher leadership, and professional development; and (3) development and maintenance of a positive relationship and regular communication with the principal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida