A much-needed and unique resource for both literacy coaches and reading specialists!
Now in its second edition, Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World is a unique resource designed to prepare reading specialists and literary coaches to implement reading programs at the school and district level. It includes both theoretical and practical information about the varied roles of reading specialists and literacy coaches to prepare administrators to coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs for teaching reading/language arts.
“The text content and organization foster the skills necessary for comprehension and lifelong learning by incorporating practice in these areas into the text….The text represents practical application at its best.”
-Elaine M. Pongratz, Bloomsburg University
“What distinguishes this text from others in the field is its specific focus on the role of the reading specialist.”
-Cheryl Ann Slattery, Ed.D., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
New Features of the Second Edition:
- A new chapter focuses on the special roles of literacy coaches. Throughout the book, the literacy coach’s responsibilities are compared and contrasted with those of the reading specialist.
- Includes theIRA Standards for Reading Professionals in Appendix J and in the At-a-Glance Correlation Chart inside the front cover of the book. In addition, the IRA Standards are cross-referenced at the beginning of each chapter.
- Includes references to the new IRA Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches in text and in the Chapter Correlation Chart inside the back cover of the book.
- New organization of the chapters includes a consolidation and simplification of the needs assessment and two-year planning process, as well as the new chapter focusing on literacy coaches.