Remote Learning: Engaging in K-12 Literacy Instruction is about teacher candidates engaging K-12 students in remote literacy instruction during their teacher preparation programs. This book includes new case studies for tutoring diverse students remotely with diverse literacy learning needs that ranges from English Language Learners to students with special needs. It also includes remote teaching in diverse settings such as, intervention programs, virtual and private schools, and so forth. Many more web meeting tools such as, Adobe Connect, Zoom, Google Classroom made it possible for synchronous tutoring. And be sure to check out the wide range of digital resources that supported K-12 remote literacy instruction. The digital tools included CommonLit, IXL, RoomRecess, ABC Mouse, and more!
Paula Saine is professor and John Heckert Endowed Faculty of Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Miami University in Ohio where she teaches courses in literacy and technology. She is an internationally recognized leader and expert, especially in preparing teacher candidates with remote and best practices to engage K-12 students in literacy instruction. Her research centers on three important and interrelated principles that include: literacy, cultural competence, and the use of digital technologies in K–12. Together, they shape her research on fostering interactive literacy learning through innovative approaches that equip practicing and current teachers for an ever-changing society.
Part I: Planning
Chapter 1: What Is a Remote Tutor?
Chapter 2: Selecting Online Materials
Part II: Remote Engagement of Instructional Practices
Chapter 3: Teaching Phonics and Vocabulary Development
Chapter 4: Developing Reading Fluency Instruction
Chapter 5: Promoting Reading Comprehension
Chapter 6: Making a Cyber-Literacy Connection
Chapter 7: Fostering Authentic Writing
Part III: Reflections of Remote Experiences
Chapter 8: Voices of Remote Tutors and Tutees
Appendix A: Online Resources
Appendix B: Lesson Reflection Prompts
Appendix C: Remote Teaching Survey
About the Author
This book translates principles of effective literacy instruction to synchronous virtual environments through use of online pedagogies and digital resources suitable for a wide range of diverse learners. including English Language Learners and those with exceptional learning needs. Concrete examples, case studies, and clear explanations of the core dimensions of reading and writing bring this book to life, making it an accessible, and highly useful resource for preservice and in-service teachers, as well as teacher educators and professional development facilitators.
Saine’s accessible collection of research-based practices, digital tools, and authentic case-based reflections is a one-stop resource for teacher educators striving to build teachers’ self-efficacy in providing one-to-one literacy instruction in remote environments. Each chapter expertly weaves strategies for working with teacher candidates alongside ideas for planning and implementing remote instruction to support skill development in phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Authentic first-person stories of pre-service teachers in action offer readers candid reflections about promising practices as well as suggestions for the future.