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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 reading intervention programs, differentiated reading instruction, instruction strategies specifically for teachers and much more.
This chapter also provides information on how to pursue professional development through membership in various professional organizations, ways to promote literacy in the classroom and how to create learning environments that support reading and writing. The lessons in this chapter also enable you to:
- Explain the elements of an effective reading program
- Outline how to oversee and staff reading programs
- Discuss how to train teachers to adapt reading instruction to all students
- Describe the value of field-specific professional development activities and organizations
- Illustrate how to improve student literacy with school reading programs
- Evaluate reading and writing curricula
- Organize classroom space for reading and writing
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1. How to Improve Student Literacy With School Reading Programs
Literacy skills are some of the most important things we can teach, so knowing how to do this is important. In this lesson we are going to check out a few school reading programs and discover how to implement them for various grade levels.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Evaluating Reading & Writing Curriculum
It can sometimes be difficult for teachers to know which curriculum is appropriate for students. This lesson outlines how teachers can evaluate reading and writing materials to ensure that they meet the needs of both teacher and students.
12. Learning Environments That Support Reading & Writing
As teachers, we all know how important it is to design strong and supportive learning environments. This lesson offers ideas for how you can make your environment conducive to the learning of reading and writing.
13. Organizing Classroom Space for Reading & Writing
It is very important for teachers to put thought into the physical organization of their classrooms. Learn about specific literacy areas and how to create an environment where readers and writers are motivated, comfortable, and successful.
14. 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 the Classroom
- 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
- Teaching Writing Skills & Processes
- Spelling, Grammar & Mechanics
- Research & Inquiry Tools for Reading Instruction
- Specialized Skills for the Reading Professional
- The Reading Education Community
- Praxis Reading Specialist Flashcards