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Leadership & Professional Development for Reading Specialists - Chapter Summary
Through these lessons, you will examine how reading programs can be developed, implemented and specialized to meet the needs of a diverse population of students. You will review intervention methods for at-risk students, differentiated reading instruction, instruction strategies specifically for teachers and much more.
This chapter also provides information on how to pursue additional professional development through membership in various professional organizations. Learn how to locate an organization in your field of study and find suggestions on how to meet the cost of membership. The lessons cover the following and more:
- Designing, overseeing and staffing successful programs in reading
- Methods for reading intervention
- Early reading intervention strategies
- Teaching methods for educators
- How to train teachers to adapt reading instruction to all students
- Value of professional development, activities and organizations
- Meeting costs and fulfilling state requirements
- Importance of curriculum design and promoting literacy
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1. Elements of Effective Reading Programs
This lesson discusses the necessary steps students must master in order to become great readers. This lesson reminds teachers that it is important to build a firm foundation so that readers can develop their reading skills over a period of time.
2. Supervising & Staffing Reading Programs
In this lesson, we'll explore effective supervisory strategies for selecting qualified reading staff, implementing and supervising reading programs, and determining appropriate resource allocation for students and teachers.
3. Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities
This lesson highlights programs, strategies and activities that can be used for students with reading difficulties. A short quiz follows to test your knowledge on these reading intervention techniques.
4. Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose
This lesson highlights early reading intervention programs designed to support students who are at risk for failure in reading. It also discusses why intervention is important.
5. How to Teach Teachers How to Teach
Not everyone was born to teach, but that doesn't mean you can't still make an impact in the classroom. This lesson will highlight how to teach teachers how to teach. A short quiz will follow to test you knowledge.
6. Training Teachers on Differentiated Reading Instruction
Teachers should be fluent in differentiating instruction in reading. This lesson shows strategies for helping teachers use this technique and gives examples used in the classroom.
7. Importance of Professional Development for Master Reading Teachers
In recent years, public education has increased its focus on professional development and creating deep networks of support within the school system. An integral member of this is the Master Reading Teacher. In this lesson, you'll have a chance to explore this role, and test your own understanding with a brief quiz.
8. Teacher Professional Development Activities
In this lesson, we will discuss why professional development is essential for teachers and types of professional development activities. We will also briefly cover state requirements and paying for professional development.
9. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
10. What is Curriculum Design?
Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.
11. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips
This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Reading Specialist (5301): Practice & Study Guide course
- Reading Assessment Techniques
- Evidence-Based Reading Instruction
- Oral Language Development in Children
- Teaching Phonemic & Phonological Awareness
- Concepts of Print
- Phonics & Fluency
- Word Analysis & Vocabulary for Developing Readers
- Building Reading Comprehension & Literacy
- Reading Comprehension of Fiction & Poetry
- Reading Comprehension of Nonfiction Texts
- Writing Development
- Spelling, Grammar & Mechanics
- Research & Inquiry Tools for Reading Instruction
- Specialized Skills for the Reading Professional
- The Reading Education Community
- Praxis Reading Specialist Flashcards