An A-Z blueprint for creating and executing literacy lessons with useful strategies.
Learn how to better select books, motivate, engage, observe, and feel more effective
as a teacher of literacy of your students.
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Masterful Literacy Teacher
What you can Expect:
9 Modules to walk you through every step of your lesson plan.
0 – Introduction to Definitions
Some context and meanings for the course you are about to begin. Much of it is due to 17 years of experience in the trenches of literacy education for young readers.
1 – Background
Background is information you share with readers so they will be more successful at reading text. You will modify as needed; meaning some readers may not need as much background information as others.
2 – Book Introduction
Book introduction is when you share the meaning of the text/book. You may read the back of a book to get an idea about it. You will be providing a version of this to your students.
3 – Vocabulary
Vocabulary knowledge is a process. To truly know the meaning of a word is to have multiple experiences with use. Don’t expect students to learn new vocabulary through one conversation or reading it in the book.
4 – Locate and Point
Locate and point is when students find a word in the text, quickly. This is highly recommended for exposure students or middle students who are growing their high-frequency words (HFW) base.
5 – Structure
Structure is how the reading sounds. Does it sound right when it is read? Structure is grammar. Structure is also book language, some books “talk” differently than our conversational language.
6 – Reading
Read. Allow students to read without interruption. Without questioning. Let them read.
7 – Follow Up
Depending on what you observed during the entire lesson and have observed over time, choose a focus for follow-up.
8 – Culmination
How to keep it all going under the pressure of your work expectations.