Standards for middle and secondary school literacy coaches
Faced with an influx of needy readers whose skills are inadequate forcontent mastery, teachers in middle and secondary schools need help. Adolescents today require high degrees of literacy in order to understand complex texts in a variety of media, covering a range of topics and subject areas.
One possible solution is to use a literacy coach. Literacy coaching, a model adopted by many successful Reading First programs, is highly targeted professional development.
Supporters say such coaching can be a very effective vehicle for improving reading skills. Educators identify literacy components in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies - in other words, across the curriculum.
Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches provides a guide for a complex intervention aimed at a new level of students.
Tags: Education, Literacy, Reading, Language Arts, Education by Sistrunk