Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World (2nd Edition)

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9780205494712: Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World (2nd Edition)
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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.

 

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“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 the IRA 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.

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About the Author:

MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D. is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Vogt has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, special education specialist, curriculum coordinator, and university teacher educator. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a co-author of fourteen books, including Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model, and 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model. Her research interests include improving comprehension in the content areas, teacher change and development, and content literacy and language acquisition for English learners. Dr. Vogt was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame, received her university’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and served as President of the International Reading Association in 2004-2005.

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“I would suggest this book to anyone who is a reading specialist or a member of a literacy team.  I see this text as being a great guidebook to creating, implementing, and maintaining a school-wide or district-wide literacy program.  After reading this book I have a new found appreciation for someone who has to work with so many different teaching styles and resources out there.” -Allie Smith, Wilshire Park, St. Anthony, MN

 

“The content of this text covers excellent topics to help reading specialists and literacy coaches understand their roles.” - Donna Schweitzer, Forwood Elementary School, Wilmington, DE

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