PRLog (Press Release)
- Apr. 14, 2012 -
Author and Glendale, Arizona resident, Dr. Karen Tankersley has published "Coaching the Threads of Reading: Helping Teachers Build Reading Success", a 205-page book that provides compelling descriptions of effective literacy classrooms in action. Her book, published by Little John Press, describes a wide range of instructional practices to motivate and support learners of all ages K-12. In this information packed volume, Tankersley provides answers to the key questions that teachers have about effective reading instruction. Questions addressed include: What types of classroom environment promotes effective literacy development?
What skills and instructional strategies are needed to build successful readers at each grade level? How can coaches help teachers craft effective professional development goals and support teacher growth? How can coaches help teachers clarify and focus classroom instruction and meet student needs? And finally, how can coaches help teachers become self-confident and competent reading instructors?
Tankersley includes checklists of instructional practices that coaches will find helpful to identify teacher interests as well as individual teacher strengths. According to research, job-embedded instructional coaching can provide some of the greatest improvement in building effective teacher practice in teaching reading. Focused and targeted support, such as the systems and resources described in Tankersley's book, can make all the difference in helping literacy coaches provide just the right kind of support to build teacher self-confidence and instructional skill. Visit http://www.threadsofreading.com
for more details or to order.
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Southwest Training Development, Inc. provides staff professional development and instructional materials to improve K-12 reading instruction.Photo: