1st Edition

Remote Teaching and Learning in the Elementary ELA Classroom Instructional Strategies and Best Practices

By Sean Ruday, Taylor M. Jacobson Copyright 2021
    152 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    152 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    152 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    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


    Sean Ruday is an associate professor of English education at Longwood University and a former classroom teacher. He frequently writes and presents on innovative ways to improve students' literacy learning. You can follow him on Twitter at @SeanRuday and visit his website at www.seanruday.weebly.com.

    Taylor M. Jacobson is a fifth-grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary, Virginia. You can follow her on Twitter at @mstjacobson.