Read, Read, and Read for a minimum of 90 minutes daily! Your classroom should focus on reading and nothing else if you have students that are not proficient readers!
Explain, elucidate, expound, interpret, make clear, illuminate, throw/shed light on, clarify, clear up, sort out, unravel, spell out. and imply the meaning of vocabulary and language. Make reading and language meaningful, fun, relevant, and understandable at all cost, everything else is moot for a student who cant READ! Be a loquacious, pedantic, verbacious, erudite, convincing, compelling, strong, forceful, powerful, potent, weighty, impactful, effective; valid, persuasive, eloquent, credible, influential, logical, reasoned, rational, reasonable, lucid, coherent, and cogent reading teacher.
1. Question Everything! SOCRATIC INQUIRY AND SOCRATIC
SEMINARs that inspire student lead inquiry and ignite deep engaging "self-analyzing" dialogue | Read and reread rich dense literature with higher order questions in mind, then engage in an effective time-efficient, dense dialogue about complex literary concepts.
2. Build Language and Vocabulary Capacity! Building Deep Background Knowledge i.e, Closing the Word Knowledge Chasm | Connect new knowledge with prior knowledge in a classroom that is rich in complex language and vocabulary. Explicitly Teach Tier 1, 2, and 3 Academic Vocabulary! A 20,000-130,000 word gap in language and vocabulary is a giant chasm to any students understanding and severely limits reading comprehension.
3. UNDERSTAND the MOST COMMON TYPES of Context Clues!
5. Demonstrate Erudite Thinking! Explicitly show students the thinking and analyzing process when reading, the Think-Aloud is a powerful teaching and learning strategy, teachers put into words the logical thinking processes used to analyze and understand a work of literature, academic concept, or new vocabulary words.
6. Reflection and Summarizing Important Literary Ideas and Concepts! Connecting new ideas to background knowledge using literary reflections and summarizing allows students to make inferences and draw conclusions.
8. Word Study and Word Analysis! Teach students how to decode, and pronounce new words by using pronunciation clues, chunking speech into phonemes, syllables, morphemes, graphemes, and mnemonic word attack strategies like D.I.S.S.E.C.T. Provides students an in-depth knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and roots word meanings. Teach students common Latin phrases.
10. Students Need Practice Taking Real State Released Reading Assessments [Yes, Teach to the Test]. Teach Students the Art of Self-Evaluation, Self-Quizzing, and Self-Reflection of Their Understanding!
12. PLEASE, STOP BUYING AND USING ANODYNE BASAL READING PROGRAMS!