1st Edition

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

By Sean Ruday, Jennifer Cassidy Copyright 2022
    150 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    150 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    150 Pages 5 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. This book guides teachers through the best practices of English language arts (ELA) instruction and helps them reflect on ways to apply those practices in remote learning and envision future instruction that draws from the most useful aspects of educational innovations. Understanding that remote teaching looks different in each subject, Ruday and Cassidy identify methods specifically designed for middle and high school 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 Cassidy 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 in the Time of Remote Instruction

    Chapter Two: Class Discussion and Student Collaboration in a New Era

    Section II: The Potential of Remote ELA Instruction

    Chapter Three: A New Format of Writing and Grammar Instruction

    Chapter Four: Literature 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: Strategies for Communication with Students and 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 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 @SeanRuday and visit his website at www.seanruday.weebly.com.

    Jennifer Cassidy is an eighth-grade English teacher and English department chair for Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia. You can follow her on Twitter @Jenn_Cassidy_.