Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher’s Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She’ll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.
In This Episode: I interviewed Alexis from The Afro Educator and we talked about all things teacher rest and reflection this summer. This episode is jam packed with solid advice and tips for teachers who are completely off for the summer as well as those that have to work.
We talk about how we often head into summer exhausted and don’t really have an idea for how we want summer to go except that we need a break. Then we wonder why we start our school year harried and not really feeling any better than when the school year ended. Let’s not have that be our reality this year. Let’s create a summer plan that empowers us to take care of ourselves and embark on a little learning all while enjoying the lazy days of summer.
Learn how to turn the end of the year slump into an opportunity to finish strong. Let’s not abandon ship on all the best teaching practices that we have used all year. Let’s do the things we need to do and give our students meaningful activities to end the year with.
In this episode I chat about what a possible frame work that could be used in the reading classroom during test prep season: Read Aloud, Mini Lesson, Small Group, Independent Reading. I also chat about the test prep instructional strategy that I made digital to help boost engagement.
I chat about my journey in the land of test prep and how I navigated it and how I incorporated it into my literacy block. Spoiler alert you can test prep and still do what is best for kids.
I interview one of my teaching besties about what guided reading looks like in this new world. We talk about everything from how at first she did not want to do it, to how she organized herself in order to make her time with students more productive. Join us as we bring you tips and tricks about virtual guided reading.
Before starting this podcast I surveyed teachers in grades 3-5 to ask them what they needed help with most and they said guided reading, so in this episode we talk answer the following questions: What is guided reading? When do I use it? How do I do it?
I talk about how developing a habit of reflection took me from surviving to thriving as an educator. I share the two questions you need to start asking yourself to develop your own reflective practice.
In this episode- I talk about the one tool that made me stop being long winded and helped create a sense for urgency when learning. I also talk about ways that you can use this in your classroom and give you tangible next steps. Prefer to read all about it? Find the blog post here Hit subscribe so you don’t miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don’t miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
In this episode you will learn a little about me and why I decided to start a podcast for you, upper elementary reading teachers hint I’ve been there.
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