Effective Literacy Coach Using Inquiry to Support Teaching and Learning

ISBN-10: 0807748013
ISBN-13: 9780807748015
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 7/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This innovative book moves beyond the day-to-day matters of coaching to a deeper examination of how literacy coaching can improve instructional practice. The authors offer research-based strategies that can be used to create the professional and dynamic relationships needed for successful teachercoach collaborations. Readers will hear the voices of coaches as they analyze their own efforts to scaffold adult learning, guide collaborative inquiry, and support teacher reflection.

Adrian Rodgers has taught literacy for twenty years, as a secondary teacher in Labrador and now as an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at The Ohio State University in Newark, Ohio. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from The Ohio State University and his essay "Old Roads and New Paths" was published in Learning from Teaching in Literacy Education.(Heinemann, 2002).

Gay Su Pinnell is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and in developing comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has received the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award for her contributions to the field of education. She is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Together with Irene Fountas she has authored numerous books, videos, and websites with Heinemann that are considered standards in the field of literacy instruction and staff development. Their latest innovations are The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, a comprehensive assessment system for grades K-8. Fountas and Pinnell have influenced the classroom practices of teachers nationwide through bestselling titles such as: The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1 (2008) When Readers Struggle (2008) The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8+ (2009-2011 Edition, Print Version) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-2 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8 (2007) Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, K-8 (2006) www.FountasandPinnellLeveledBooks.com Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching (2005) Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children (1996) Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy (2001) Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2 (2000) The Primary Literacy Video Collection Series of DVDs: Guided Reading; Classroom Management; and Word Study (2006) Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) The Reader's Notebook Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) In addition, through Heinemann's firsthand line of classroom materials, Fountas and Pinnell have authored Phonics Lessons (Grades K, 1, and 2), Word Study Lessons (Grade 3), Sing a Song of Poetry, and their corresponding word and picture cards. These materials are used in thousands of classrooms throughout the country. Fountas and Pinnell together present workshops nationwide on a variety of literacy-instruction topics through Heinemann Professional Development.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Some Essential Questions About Coaching
Plan for the Book
Changing Teaching: The Fundamental Challenge in Education
The Fundamental Challenge to Change in Education
Leveraging the Role of the Literacy Coach as a Tool for Change
Summary and Next Steps
The Role of the Literacy Coach: Guiding Inquiry for Literacy Learning
Primary Roles of the Coach
Coaching Skillful Thinking and Decision Making
Principles of Effective Coaching Conversations
Conclusion
Creating Contexts for Coaching Conversations
Creating a Context for Coaching
Grouping Teachers to Foster Coaching Conversations
Conclusion
Systematic Observation of Teaching
The Value of Systematic, Direct Observation of Teaching
Context for the Study: Literacy Collaborative
Conclusion
Scaffolding Reflection
The Promise of Reflection
Integrating Reflection into Coaching Practices: A Rationale
Limitations of Reflection
Scaffolding Reflection to Foster Change
Conclusion
Scaffolding Teaching
Learning for Coaches
Scaffolding Learning: The Kind of Help Matters
Literacy Coaches Scaffolding Teachers
Conclusion
Guiding Group Discussions
A Framework for Scaffolding Group Inquiry
Conclusion
Using Questions to Think About Teaching
Asking Better Questions
The Art of the Question
How Coaches Have Developed Questioning
Conclusion
One Coach, One Teacher: Getting the Most Out of Working One to One
School Visits: Connecting Action and Practical Knowledge
Before the Teaching
During the Teaching
Debriefing After Teaching
Postdebriefing Activities That Build Power
Conclusion
Literacy Coaching: Building the Capacity for Systemic Change
Recommendations for Administrators
Recommendations for Researchers
Recommendations for Teachers
Recommendations for Coaches
Conclusion
References
Index
About the Authors

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