Essential Coaching Practices for Elementary Literacy


Essential Coaching PracticesThe purpose of literacy essential instructional practices is to improve children’s literacy in Michigan. This set of research-supported literacy coaching practices should be a focus of professional development throughout the state.

Literacy coaching the essentials can provide powerful job-embedded, ongoing professional development while enhancing literacy instruction through teacher expertise. Effective literacy coaching helps teachers successfully navigate the daily challenges they face in their classrooms. As a result, instructional capacity and sustainability increases within schools.

Expert research suggests that each of the 10 practices outlined in this document can have a positive impact on literacy development. The use of these practices in every Michigan classroom every day can make a measurable, positive difference in the state’s literacy achievement.

This document is intended to be partnered with Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Prekindergarten and Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K to 3 as well as Essential School-Wide and Center-Wide Practices in Literacy.

A compilation of all Essential Practices in one book.

These booklets can be purchased by districts from International Minute Press at (517) 323-7777 or by email below. Request the “Coaches’ Essentials Booklet”. Booklets with tabs are $6.13/book and without tabs for $4.00/book.

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