The Literacy Coach Guiding in the Right Direction

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-18
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Key Benefit: Grounded on the philosophy that literacy coaches are to provide professional development across a broad landscape of opportunities, ranging from facilitating a workshop to supporting school literacy leadership teams in conducting collaborative action research, this new edition provides a comprehensive and broad view of job-embedded literacy coaching from elementary through high school. Key Topic: Supports the professional development of literacy coaches while considering Response to Intervention/Instruction by a) giving a comprehensive look at how learners learn vs. just learning to read; b) implementing the idea of categorizing coaching points (into three broad categories) to economize on time and attention; and c) including three levels of observations (primary, secondary, and tertiary). Market: All educators who are in new positions, including literacy coaches, classroom teachers and administrators.

Author Biography

Enrique A. Puig is the Director of the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence Center at the University of Central Florida. He is a certified Reading Recovery teacher and Literacy Collaborative trainer. In addition to being president of the Orange County Reading Council (Florida), Enrique serves as an elected board member of the American Reading Forum and continues to work with students. He is author of The Literacy Coach:  Guiding in the Right Direction (2007, Allyn & Bacon) and Guided Reading and Spanish Speaking Students (Scholastic).


Kathy S. Froelich received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York and has provided professional development opportunities to teachers and literacy coaches at the national level. In addition to her years of classroom teaching experience, she has taught at Agnes Scott College and Thomas University. She is currently teaching in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University and is the Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Reading.  She is co-author of The Literacy Coach:  Guiding in the Right Direction (2007, Allyn and Bacon)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Literacy Coaching and Response to Intervention


Chapter 2

Understanding Literacy Processing


Chapter 3

Observational Lenses


Chapter 4

Noting Observations


Chapter 5

Three Major Categories for Coaching


Chapter 6

Becoming a Lead-Learner


Chapter 7

Scaffolding the Principal


Chapter 8

Literacy Coaching Revisited: Essential Principles


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