Research tells us that the teacher has the ability to make the difference in reading instruction, students’ reading ability, and also make a difference in the lives of their students. High-powered teachers are effective teachers who make a difference. They are also life-long learners who reflect, make decisions, and plan purposeful assessments, design authentic instruction, and engage their students in strategically planned collaborative activities that are designed to meet the needs of all of their students. Highpowered teachers know their students, their interests, learning styles, academic needs, and their learning levels. In this edition of, Reading and Language Arts, you will learn how to teach phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, writing, language arts, reading strategies, engaging activities, comprehension strategies, vocabulary, fluency, differentiation, and assessment. You will learn the importance of reflecting, planning, building classroom rapport, and the importance of becoming a High-powered elementary and middle school reading teacher.
The first half of Reading and Language Arts is a step by step guide designed to teach young educators effective and proven strategies to teach reading, writing, and Language Arts with passion, and with creativity. Reading and Language Arts emphasizes the importance of, and also how to design differentiated instruction, assignments, and assessments. You will learn how to teach phonics at the very basic level of reading, how to implement daily reading strategies that engage young readers with the text, and also how to design collaborative reading activities that motivate all students while allowing them to experience learning through hands-on activities.
The second half of Reading and Language Arts emphasizes the importance of becoming a High-powered middle school reading teacher. You will learn to design age appropriate, purposeful, and authentic learning opportunities for all learners, as well as engaging strategies to motivate students while also building classroom rapport. Each chapter in both sections contain; research based information about designing effective reading instruction, the importance of planning, examples of engaging activities, insightful strategies, tiered vocabulary, parent and home connections, pages for student reflections and note taking, and also suggested readings for both the teacher and students.
Chapter 1 A High-Powered Literacy Teacher Makes the Difference
Chapter 2 Differentiating Instruction
Chapter 3 Phonics and Word Identification
Chapter 4 Early Readers and Writers
Chapter 5 The Process of Reading and Writing
Chapter 6 Developing Fluency in Reading and Writing
Chapter 7 Increasing Student’s Vocabulary
Chapter 8 Promoting Reading Comprehension
Chapter 9 Getting to Know Your Students as Readers
Chapter 10 Promoting Good Study Habits
Chapter 11 Power in Classroom Discussions
Chapter 12 Increasing Students’ Vocabulary
Chapter 13 Engaging Students in Comprehension Strategies and Activities
Chapter 14 Teaching Students to Write Effectively
Chapter 15 Literature and Strategies
Chapter 16 Inspiring the Joys of Reading and Writing
"There is nothing I would change about this course! I love the way Dr. Bowling teaches both Reading/Language Arts courses. I love how the second part builds off the first and how well Dr. Bowling links the two together. The textbook she wrote is extremely beneficial and has great insight from her experience as a primary teacher that will be be very helpful for me as an educator. I definitely plan to use it, along with everything she has taught me in my future classroom. I feel that Dr. Bowling does a great job of informing us about upcoming assignment and giving ample time to complete them. I also really love the incorporation of Edward Tulane, as I was amazed at all the connections I was able to make with that book. I feel this is a wonderful tool I can use in my future classroom as well! Dr. Bowling is a wonderful motivator, inspirer, and she is the high-powered teacher I strive to be!"
"The textbook Dr. Bowling wrote is extremely beneficial and has great insight from her experience as a primary teacher that will be very helpful for me as an educator. I definitely plan to use it, along with everything she has taught me in my future classroom. I really love the incorporation of Edward Tulane, as I was amazed at all the connections I was able to make with that book. I feel this is a wonderful tool I can use in my future classroom as well! Dr. Bowling is a wonderful motivator, inspirer, and she is the high-powered teacher I strive to be!"