The following Coaching Continuum chart comes from page 14 in our book: Differentiated Literacy Coaching.

Learning Format
Description
Potential Roles of the Literacy Coach
Wiki Resources
Collaborative Resource Management
The literacy coach works with teachers to become familiar with and tap into available resources. This is an opportunity for rich conversation about instruction, grouping, and differentiated instruction.
Resource person, collaborator, encourager

Literacy content Presentations
The literacy coach provides content knowledge and fosters collaboration. This format ensures that all teachers are on the same page in terms of information, procedures, best practice, and other matters.
Facilitator, expert, resource person

Focused Classroom Visits
The literacy coach provides teachers the opportunity to observe particular teaching methods, learn how other teachers organize for instruction, and develop an understanding of what is expected at other grade levels.
Facilitator, resource person

Coplanning
Teachers work together to review current data and plan instruction. This might include discussion on grouping options, assessment results, and specific lesson planning.
Resource person, collaborator, encourager

Study Groups
A group of educators meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relevant to their teaching. The range of study group options includes job-alike, book study, and action research.
Facilitator, mediator, resource person

Demonstration Lessons
The literacy coach demonstrates particular teaching methods to teachers who are less familiar with these methods or less confident about using them.
Expert, consultant, presenter

Peer Coaching
This is the traditional coaching model whereby the literacy coach observes the classroom teacher and provides feedback during a debriefing session.
Expert, encourager, voice

Coteaching
The classroom teacher and the literacy coach plan a lesson together and share responsibility for the lesson's implementation and follow-up.
Collaborator, encourager, voice