Remote Teaching and Learning in the Elementary ELA Classroom Instructional Strategies and Best Practices
Teaching in remote, distance, and hybrid environments can be overwhelming and confusing and poses many challenges for novice and veteran teachers alike. In this comprehensive and practice-ready book, you’ll find clear ideas for implementing the best practices of English-language instruction in remote teaching settings. Understanding that remote teaching looks different in each subject, Ruday and Jacobson identify methods specifically designed for elementary ELA classrooms.
Designed for use in remote, hybrid, and hyflex environments with synchronous or asynchronous learning, this resource gives teachers a toolbox of research-backed recommendations, ideas, examples, and practices for teaching in unpredictable and new environments. Ruday and Jacobson address essential topics, including writing, grammar, and reading instruction; assessment; differentiation; culturally relevant teaching; family engagement and communication; technology; professional self-care; and more. Teachers will come away with ready-to-implement strategies and insights for high-quality instruction that can be adapted to any kind of remote learning environment.
Introduction: Visions and Decisions in a New Educational Environment
Section I: The New "Classroom"
Chapter One: Building a Learning Community and Supporting Student Behavior in Remote Instruction
Chapter Two: Class Discussion and Collaboration in a New Era
Section II: The Potential of Remote Language Arts Instruction
Chapter Three: A New Format of Writing and Grammar Instruction
Chapter Four: Reading Instruction in the Remote Environment
Chapter Five: Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Teaching and Learning in Remote Contexts
Chapter Six: The Role of Inquiry in Remote Teaching and Learning
Chapter Seven: Assessing Student Learning
Section III: Teacher Roles in a New World
Chapter Eight: Communicating with and Supporting Students’ Caregivers
Chapter Nine: Reflecting on Technology
Chapter Ten: Taking Care of Yourself
Section IV: Resources
Chapter Eleven: Key Takeaway Ideas
Section V: Appendices
Appendix A Forms, Templates, and Graphic Organizers
Appendix B A Guide for Book Studies