The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3

by Maryann E. Mraz

The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3 Synopsis

As the importance of literacy education grows, so does the role of literacy coaches. From working with struggling readers to implementing literacy programs within large groups of teachers, literacy coaches need more professional development. As an International Reading Association recommendation, literacy coaches need more professional development and opportunities of specialization and enhancement of their knowledge To combat the literacy coach's frustration over their responsibilities in the face of inconsistent job credentials, various experience levels, and lack of professional development, this book will provide the guidance and resources to support coaching and its multi-faceted demands. With tips and suggestions on how to maintain organization and focus within the early and elementary literacy programs, the book will address literacy for young children from the top down.

The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3 Press Reviews

An excellent resource for both beginning and experienced literacy coaches. This well-conceived book is grounded in a realistic understanding of what it means to work collaboratively and effectively in the demanding world of today's schools. -- Dorothy S. Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education Anyone who reads this book will feel more knowledgeable and be able to implement specific ideas and strategies immediately. -- Tracy Carbone, Reading Recovery Teacher If a coach could only have one book to help with the daunting task of advancing teachers' instructional knowledge and skills, then this is the text to own. Coaches everywhere have been waiting for a book like this! -- Connie Molony, Reading Intervention Specialist

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412960724
Publication date: 5th November 2008
Author: Maryann E. Mraz
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Educational: English language & literacy,

About Maryann E. Mraz

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine ...

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