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The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching
Amy Sandvold and Maelou Baxter
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Creating a peer literacy coaching program from scratch is no easy task. Making it focused, dynamic, and effective is even harder. In this inspiring and immensely readable book, veteran educators Amy Sandvold and Maelou Baxter present a blueprint for creating a successful coaching plan in districts and schools. Drawing both on their personal experiences and on conclusions from the research, the authors offer clear and candid advice on such issues as
From establishing an initial coaching vision to ensuring its lasting legacy, all aspects of peer literacy coaching are covered in The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching. Equally suitable for teachers and administrators, this book is an indispensable guide for those seeking to improve the quality of literacy education in their schools.
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About the Authors
AMY SANDVOLD has been a Title I reading teacher and served as a full-time literacy coach at rural, urban, and suburban elementary schools. She has also served as a consultant for the Iowa Department of Education, taught several courses at the University of Northern Iowa, and presented on numerous literacy and school improvement topics at regional and international reading conferences.
MAELOU BAXTER has worked as a Title I reading teacher and consultant, a Reading Excellence grant project coordinator, and an instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, Wartburg College, and Upper Iowa University. She holds a BA in English, an MA in education, and an EdD, and has presented on various literacy topics at reading conferences. Though currently retired, Maelou continues to follow her literacy interests and her avocation as a "professional learner." She volunteers for the Friends of the Library and travels with her husband, Ken, with whom she lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
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