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The Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse has created briefs about the following topics that are important to the work of literacy coaches, reading coaches, reading specialists, and instructional coaches. Members of the LCC National Advisory Board have written the current briefs. Authorship will soon expand to include additional LCC collaborators. Coaches may download the briefs and share them with interested groups. The vision is to create briefs that can be read and discussed in professional development sessions that are approximately 1.5 hours.

Would you like to write a brief or tool for the LCC website?  Download our Call for Briefs to learn how.

Fostering Teacher Learning: Reflections on Leadership Roles
by Alayne Power, Literacy Coach & Amy Boutilier, Principal

Lessons Learned about Coaching from Reading First in Georgia
by Amanda Beaty, Reading First Coordinator, Georgia Dep't of Education

Principals as Partners with Literacy Coaches: Striking a Balance Between Neglect and Interference
by Jacy Ippolito, Harvard Graduate School of Education

To Have or Not to Have? Factors that Influence District Decisions about Literacy Coaches
by Melinda Mangin, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Reading Coaching for Math Word Problems
by Sharon A. Edwards, Robert W. Maloy, & Gordon Anderson, University of Massachusetts Amherst

PLCs Meet PCs: Technology-Supported Literacy Coaching Within and Between Disciplines
by Allison Brettschneider, The Education Alliance at Brown University

Considering Literacy Coaching Responsibilities in Terms of Teacher Change
by Antony T. Smith, University of Washington Bothell

Utilizing Information Technologies to Support Coaching: Can You Teach an
Old Dog New Tricks?

by Mary Catherine (M.C.) Moran

Professional Development Settings: More than Time, Place, Activity
by Catherine A. Rosemary, John Carroll University & Naomi Feldman, Baldwin Wallace College

What Teachers Say They Changed Because of Their Coach & How They Think Their Coach Helped Them
by Michelle Vanderburg & Diane Stephens, University of South Carolina

One Conversation: Exploring the Role of Culture in Coaching
Clavis B. Anderson, Ed.S, Literacy Coach Specialist

It is Not Just About Content: Preparing Content Area Teachers to be Literacy Leaders
by Deidre Clary, Victoria Oglan, & Mary Styslinger
University of South Carolina

The School Board Wants to Know: Why Coaching?
Rita Bean, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
William Isler, President, School Board, Pittsburgh Public Schools

What is Effective Literacy Coaching?
Nancy Shanklin

Qualifications for Literacy Coaches: Achieving the Gold Standard
Sharon Frost and Rita Bean

Coaching Considerations: FAQs Useful in the Development of Literacy Coaching
Douglas Fisher

Reach for the Stars: Visions for Literacy Coaching Programs
Diane DeFord, Debra Green, Paula Miller, Ricky Millwood, & Diane Stephens

Principal Support for Literacy Coaching
Cathleen Kral

What Supports do Literacy Coaches Need from Administrators in Order to Succeed?
Nancy Shanklin

Considerations for Literacy Coaches in Classrooms with English Language Learners
Kathy Escamilla

Do’s and Dont’s for Literacy Coaches
Rita Bean and Diane DeFord

Facilitating Teacher Study Groups
Sharon Walpole & Katherine A. Beauchat