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Literacy

Elementary Education

2008

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The Effects Of Literacy Coaching On Teacher Strategy Use And Student Reading Comprehension, Jennifer Falcone Mitchell May 2008

The Effects Of Literacy Coaching On Teacher Strategy Use And Student Reading Comprehension, Jennifer Falcone Mitchell

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of literacy coaching on teacher strategy use and student reading comprehension. A convenience sample of 20 third-grade teachers and their students (n=330) participated in this study. Literacy coaches were identified as experts in the area of literacy, reading, and teaching methodologies. They provided job-embedded staff development to teachers with the intent of improving teacher effectiveness and student learning. The coaching consisted of three levels (in-class coaching, consultant coaching, and no coaching). Before treatment, the researcher provided an initial 3-hour presentation on summarization, the instructional focus of the study. Then ...