Duncan, M. (2006). Literacy coaching: Developing effective teachers through instructional dialogue. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen Publishers.

Author: Duncan, M.


This book is most useful if you view it with the accompanying CD. Duncan's focus is to help coaches learn how to dialogue with teachers about their instruction. She demonstrates how teachers can fill in action plans before a lesson that the coach reads and thinks about. Action plans help to guide the coach's notes as s/he observes and helps students in the classroom. Examples of instructional dialogue are around running records and reading and writing workshop lessons. Duncan talks, too, about how a coach can help a teacher reflect on a lesson--when to listen, when to question, and when to tell. Charts in the book about the role of the teacher and the role of the coach in instructional dialogue are very useful.

Date Added: 01/30/2007


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