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Observation Planning

Determine Focus of Observation 

Before an observation, coaches need to determine which section(s) of the observation form to complete. Consider the following: 

  • Which professional development (PD) modules the adult reading partner has completed. Only refer to the Big Ideas and guiding statements from the PD modules the adult has completed.  Ex: If an adult has completed the modules on Shared Reading and Follow the CAR, then complete the sections of the observation form with those headings. 
  • Which shared reading approach the adult reading partner indicated they will use based on the needs of the student(s): Follow the CAR, Put the CROWD in the CAR, or a combination of both. 
  • Whether observation will include all guiding statements or focus on specific guiding statements that have been targeted for improvement.