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Curriculum Corporation is now distributing resources from the International Reading Association, the leading international professional association for literacy teachers. A full list of available titles can be found at http://www.curriculumpress.edu.au

Literacy coaching is becoming increasingly recognised as an effective approach to achieving improved literacy for all students. In a role where coaches must develop trust with teaching staff and possess a sound knowledge of reading instruction and assessment, professional development courses are indispensable. These resources from the International Reading Association offer strategies and support to implement or improve a literacy coaching program in your school.

Coaching for Balance: How to meet the challenges of literacy coaching

Coaching for Balance: How to meet the challenges of literacy coaching

240 pp
Author: Jan Miller Burkins
RRP: $52.00
SCIS No: 1353487
ISBN: 9780872076174

Professional resource – International Reading Association

Coaching for Balance moves beyond simply addressing literacy instruction to address the pedagogy of coaching. This practical resource highlights the competing demands that administrators, teachers and school communities place on literacy coaches and discusses how coaches might discover balance in their roles. Use this resource to develop thoughtful literacy coaching practices. As the author points out, the route to making an impact on student achievement is through, rather than around, teachers.

The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide: Essential questions and practical answers

The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide: Essential questions and practical answers

192 pp
Author: Cathy A Toll
RRP: $49.95
SCIS No: 1353491
ISBN: 9780872075658

Professional resource – International Reading Association

This user-friendly guide to literacy coaching provides the practical tools and tips you need to promote more effective literacy instruction. You'll find guidance and resources to help you advocate for change, deal with the practical aspects of coaching and overcome difficult situations. A narrative bibliography and topical index provide quick reference to the professional literature and topics covered in the book.

Literacy Leadership: Six strategies for peoplework

Literacy Leadership: Six strategies for peoplework

172 pp
Author: Donald A McAndrew
RRP: $48.00
SCIS No: 1353496
ISBN: 9780872075566

Professional resource – International Reading Association

Become a successful literacy leader and improve the vision of literacy in your classroom, school and community. This book's six proven strategies will help you do the ‘peoplework' at the heart of successful leadership:

  • creating and communicating a vision
  • modelling that vision
  • experimenting with new ideas and taking risks
  • nurturing competence, trust and togetherness
  • encouraging the heart
  • transforming oneself through reflection and learning.

Leading a Successful Reading Program: Administrators and reading specialists working together to make it happen

Leading a Successful Reading Program: Administrators and reading specialists working together to make it happen

208 pp
Authors: Nancy DeVries Guth and Stephanie Stephens Pettengill
RRP: $49.95
SCIS No: 1353499
ISBN: 9780872075795

Professional resource – International Reading Association

What's involved in establishing a high-quality literacy program? This book outlines elements such as a school-wide literacy vision, an involved staff, a strong sense of community, a top-notch resource collection, a plan for monitoring progress and the right tools to work effectively with students and parents. In this book, you'll find:

  • suggestions for organisation
  • tips on providing specialised instruction
  • ideas to keep staff, students and parents motivated to succeed
  • classroom-tested lesson plans to help you put your program into practice.