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Differentiated Literacy Coaching

Author : Mary Catherine Moran
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Looks at the key considerations school leaders and literacy coaches must keep in mind when determining program focus and scope and describes the roles, responsibilities, and procedures involved in each coaching format.

The Literacy Coaching Challenge

Author : Michael C. McKenna
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When the goal is supporting excellent teaching, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. This popular practitioner resource and text helps readers navigate the many choices involved in developing and fine-tuning a coaching program that offers the best fit for a particular school. The authors draw on current research as well as their extensive experience in K-8 settings. They provide clear guidance (with helpful reproducibles) on: *Major coaching models and how to choose among them. *Applying principles of adult learning and motivation. *The role of reading assessment in coaching. *Balancing classroom-level, grade-level, and whole-school tasks. *Special considerations in middle school coaching. See also The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Second Edition, which offers a complete primer on the role of the literacy coach and what coaches need to know to get started.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook Second Edition

Author : Sharon Walpole
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This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.

Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 And 5

Author : Sharon Walpole
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"With a unique focus on grades 4 and 5, this book explains how to design and implement a research-based reading program that helps all students build major literacy skills (word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). The expert authors present ready-to-use activities, strategies, and lesson plans, along with detailed guidance for assessing students and providing instruction in differentiated small groups. Teachers get a clear understanding of how differentiation works in a tiered response-to-intervention model and how it aligns with the Common Core standards. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes 18 reproducible checklists and forms. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessment, classrooms, comprehension, curriculum, cycles, differentiated, differentiation, education, elementary, fluency, grades, instructional, intermediate, interventions, lessons, literacy, methods, middle, planning, plans, reading, recognition, RTI, small-group, study, teachers, teaching, upper elementary, vocabulary, words Audience: Classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, curriculum directors, and teacher educators"-- Provided by publisher.

Instructional Coaching

Author : Jim Knight
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The author describes the practical details of instructional coaching and provides all the tools needed to easily implement job-embedded instructional intervention.

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Author : Sharon Walpole
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This book provides a research-based framework for making differentiated instruction work in the primary grades. It includes scientifically validated techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program. The authors describe how to use assessment to form differentiated small groups and monitor student progress; plan which skills to target and when; and implement carefully selected instructional strategies. Vivid classroom examples illustrate what differentiated instruction looks like in action in each of the primary grades. For additional helpful resources, including classroom-ready lesson plans, teachers can purchase the complementary volume, How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3.

Differentiated Literacy Centers

Author : Margo Southall
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Provides hundreds of leveled activities with reproducible planning sheets and student pages to support centers in fluency, reading comprehension, and word study.

Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World

Author : Brenda A. Shearer
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Now more than ever, the roles and responsibilities of today’s literacy professionals are expanding. Many recent developments require a closer look at the changing careers of reading specialists, coaches, and administrators leading to an emphasis on increased collaboration and coaching, integration of standards, and student improvement initiatives. Both scholarly and practical, Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World provides the support and guidance both literacy and content area teachers need. The learning goals and outcomes in each chapter are aligned with ILA’s Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017, providing opportunities for group inquiry and new perspectives on professional learning. The authors examine the historical, political, and social forces that shape evidence-based practice and incorporate significant developments in intervention, assessment, and adolescent literacy. Their impact on instruction and the needs of students are studied in conjunction with RtI/MTSS programs, progress monitoring and differentiation, instructional technologies related to twenty-first century literacies, updated information about effective academic language instruction for English learners, and a moral imperative for fostering equity, social justice, and global perspectives. The Fourth Edition also provides Resource Materials to support the text, giving it a great deal of flexibility to explore projects for portfolios and self-assessment. In the real world, as learners among learners, literacy professionals use their experiences and voices for advocacy to help prepare students for success in their lives and careers.

Differentiated Literacy Instruction in Grades 4 and 5 Second Edition

Author : Sharon Walpole
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Now revised and updated, with many new lesson plans and a new chapter on writing instruction, this trusted book guides upper elementary teachers to design and implement a research-based literacy program. The expert authors show how to teach and assess students in differentiated small groups, and explain how instruction works in a tiered response-to-intervention model. Included are extensive reproducible lesson plans and other tools for building students’ skills in word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The convenient large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. Prior edition title: Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 and 5. New to This Edition *Chapter on differentiated writing instruction. *New lesson plans for Tier 1 instruction, interactive read-alouds, and narrative writing; new extended sample lessons for building fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. *Updated with the latest research and recommended teacher resources. *All reproducible materials now available online.

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction

Author : Sharon Walpole
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Offering step-by-step guidance to simplify planning and decision making, this book reviews the basics of differentiated reading instruction and provides detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans and materials to help teachers hit the ground running. Teachers get everything they need to implement four types of instructional groups over multiple three-week cycles. For fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, lessons are based on popular, inexpensive trade books. For phonemic awareness and word recognition, dozens of reproducibles are provided, all in a convenient large-size format. The book can be used on its own or as a complement to Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades, which offers a complete introduction to the authors' approach.

The Impact of Literacy Coaching Within the Literacy Collaborative Framework on Teachers Overall Sense of Efficacy in Literacy Instruction

Author : Brittany Marie Lee
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Literacy coaching is one professional development method for improving teacher expertise in reading instruction and providing continuous and job-embedded support (Lyons & Pinnell, 2001; Rodgers & Rodgers, 2007; Toll, 2005). Currently, a gap exists in the literature regarding studies examining the effects of specific coaching models (Garret, 2008) and the impact on Teachers' Sense of Efficacy in Literacy Instruction. The lack of a literacy coaching model can produce confusion among school leaders to create a clear vision for literacy improvement (Mraz et al., 2008). Therefore, this study adds to the developing literature.The purpose of this quasi-experimental retrospective study was to examine teachers' perceptions in regards to the impact of literacy coaching within The Literacy Collaborative program across one academic school year through the measurement of Teachers' Sense of Efficacy in Literacy Instruction as measured by the TSELI Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Johnson, 2011). Primary (K-3) and intermediate (4-6) teachers and literacy coaches from one large, urban school district in Southeast Ohio participated in the study. Teachers (n = 104) completed the Teachers' Response to Literacy Coaching Survey (TRLCS). The TRLCS contains 35 close-form items. Literacy coaches (n = 13) completed the Literacy Coach Perception Survey (LCPS). The LCPS includes 10 closed-form items. Survey items for the TRLCS and LCPS were selected from two existing instruments and modified into a retrospective pre/posttest design.Data were analyzed using t-test of related samples and forward multiple regression. The theoretical framework of self-efficacy was the foundation for this study (Bandura, 1977). Data analyses revealed the following broad conclusions as a result of literacy coaching in year 2 of The Literacy Collaborative framework: 1) Significant increase in overall TSELI and all TSELI items. 2) Teachers perceived the greatest gain of working with a literacy coach to be in matching differentiated reading materials to the accurate level for students in their classrooms. 3) The growth of TSELI after working with a trained Literacy Collaborative coach decreases as teachers' years of teaching experience increase. 4) Moving through year 2 of Literacy Collaborative implementation had a large effect on improving coaches' perception of support and overall experience of The Literacy Collaborative within their schools.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners Grades 7 12

Author : Gayle H. Gregory
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100 ways to keep adolescent ELLs engaged This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students’ competencies in: Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis Creative applications and 21st century skills ·

Differentiated Instructional Strategies in Practice

Author : Gayle Gregory
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The companion guide is ideal for all those still working with the classic first edition of Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All and invaluable for differentiated instruction implementation.

Focus on Teaching

Author : Jim Knight
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Professional athletes improve their performance by watching videos of themselves and others in action. Educators can do the same! Jim Knight presents a clear process for using video to promote professional growth and teacher effectiveness. With online clips of educators modeling and discussing how they use videos for professional learning, this book shows how videos can help educators: Maximize the effectiveness of instructional coaching, PLCs, and authentic teacher evaluation Encourage self-coaching and peer-coaching Develop a shared understanding of what quality teaching really looks like

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7 12

Author : Gayle H. Gregory
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Use high pay-off instructional strategies to accelerate literacy learning in the differentiated classroom! From best-selling authors Gregory and Kuzmich comes a versatile handbook for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent and teen learners at different stages of development along the literacy continuum. Containing more than 100 planning models, checklists, rubrics, lesson plans, and more, this book aids teachers in: Pre-assessing adolescent and teen learners for literacy skills and competencies Selecting and differentiating an array of appropriate instructional strategies Using literacy models that can accelerate learning to help diverse learners grow as fast and as far as they can in literacy

Reading First and Beyond

Author : Cathy Collins Block
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Packed with enriching ideas for all educators, this guide summarizes the key areas of the Reading First program to provide a comprehensive understanding of its components.

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction Second Edition

Author : Sharon Walpole
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Tens of thousands of K?3 teachers have relied on this book--now revised and expanded with more than 50% new material--to plan and deliver effective literacy instruction tailored to each student's needs. The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multiweek cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed--phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes dozens of reproducible lesson plans, instructional activities, assessment forms, and other tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Differentiation 2.0: the approach has been fine-tuned based on field testing, new research findings, and current standards and response-to-intervention frameworks. *Many additional reproducible tools, such as coaching templates and the Informal Decoding Inventory. *Beyond lesson plans and materials, the second edition offers more guidance for designing instruction and grouping students, making it a one-stop resource. *Reproducible tools now available to download and print.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook First Edition

Author : Sharon Walpole
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This comprehensive guide presents information and strategies to help literacy coaches meet the demands of designing and directing an elementary reading program. Step by step, the book provides the knowledge needed to ensure that teachers and students benefit from the concepts and methods emerging from scientifically based reading research. Invaluable reproducible figures and many detailed examples illustrate best practices for:o Collecting and analyzing school-level achievement datao Selecting and organizing new curricula, texts, and resourceso Conducting ongoing professional developmento Providing feedback and assistance to individual teacherso Engaging the whole school community in supporting positive change.

The Reading Turn Around

Author : Stephanie Jones
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This book demonstrates a five-part framework for teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches who want to help their least engaged students become powerful readers. Merging theory and practice, the guide offers successful strategies to reach your “struggling” learners. The authors show how teachers can “turn-around” their instructional practice, beginning with reading materials, lessons, and activities matching their students’ interests. Chapters include self-check exercises that will help teachers analyze their reading instruction, as well as specific advice for working with English Language Learners. Book Features: Effective methods for differentiating reading instruction in Grades 2–5.Real-life classroom vignettes and examples of student work.Helpful teacher self-evaluation exercises.Strategies to use with English Language Learners.And much more! “This is a masterwork that is simultaneously practical and groundbreaking. . . . The model these authors use to familiarize teachers with the essential elements of reading practice is clear and beautifully illustrated with stories of children you’ll swear you know.” —From the Foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene, national staff developer “This deeply intelligent and compassionate book provides teachers with detailed classroom scenarios and dozens of teaching tools for engaging all readers. The authors demonstrate how to help all students become motivated and powerful meaning-makers of a wide variety of texts.” —Katherine Bomer, Literacy Consultant, K–12

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule

Author : Gayle H. Gregory
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Eliminate "idea block" with this practical resource that includes more than 100 planning tools, matrixes, rubrics, templates, and choice boards for differentiating instruction during extended learning blocks.