Put Me In, Coach! How Trained Literacy Coaches Can Improve Student Reading Comprehension
Published: January 25, 2013.
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PITTSBURGH—The language and reading comprehension skills of low-income upper elementary-school students—especially English-language learners—can improve markedly if trained literacy coaches engage teachers in conducting interactive text discussions with students, according to a three-year University of Pittsburgh study.
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