Sturtevant, E. (2004). The literacy coach: A key to improving teaching and learning in secondary schools. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Author: Sturtevant, E.


In this report Sturtevant builds a case for middle and high schools to work more effectively to increase adolescents' literacy achievement. She discusses the difficulties of doing so with secondary teachers who focus largely on content and do not understand adolescent literacy development well. She builds the case for use of reading/instructional coaches in secondary schools. She describes qualifications that would be needed by such educators and the roles that they might fill. This report came out just as the Striving Readers Initiative was being considered for funding. It does a good job of linking adolescent literacy and the need for literacy coaches in middle and high schools.

Date Added: 10/01/2006


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