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Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook—your go to source for upper elementary literacy teachers (grades 3-5) and those who support them, seeking evidence-based literacy practices. Listen in as Eva simplifies literacy instruction, promotes sustainable growth, and empowers you to create engaging lessons that make learning stick. Your host, Eva Mireles, will provide you with practical tips and tools for confident teaching, while fostering a love for reading in your students. Let's huddle up and learn together! Visit her website to learn more: https://evamireles.com/

The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles Eva Mireles, Elementary Literacy Coach

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook—your go to source for upper elementary literacy teachers (grades 3-5) and those who support them, seeking evidence-based literacy practices. Listen in as Eva simplifies literacy instruction, promotes sustainable growth, and empowers you to create engaging lessons that make learning stick. Your host, Eva Mireles, will provide you with practical tips and tools for confident teaching, while fostering a love for reading in your students. Let's huddle up and learn together! Visit her website to learn more: https://evamireles.com/

    How to use the mini lesson to teach vocabulary and word study in upper elementary.

    How to use the mini lesson to teach vocabulary and word study in upper elementary.

    In this episode:
    I talk about the what, why and how of using the mini lesson framework to teach vocabulary and word study skills in your upper elementary classroom.

    We talk about:
    1.What is vocabulary and word study instruction?
    2. Why does vocabulary and word study instruction matter in the classroom?
    3.How can I use the mini lesson to vocabulary and word study skills?

    Quotables:
    -Students need access to word study and vocabulary instruction in the upper elementary classroom in order to help them read and understand text on a deep level.
    -In grades 3-5 students are required to read multisyllabic words and need to be taught how to do this.
    - The mini lesson is the only framework that respects student attention spans and builds in a way to move students from novice to apprentice intentionally and effectively.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school professional development
    Episode 61: The Real MVP of Your Literacy Block
    Grab Your Free Mini Lesson Guide
    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles.
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    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.
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    • 13 min
    The What, Why and How of SOR in the Upper Elementary Classroom

    The What, Why and How of SOR in the Upper Elementary Classroom

    In this episode:
                I talk about the what, why and how of SOR or Science of Reading in the upper elementary classroom. 
    We talk about:
    1.What is the science of teaching reading?
    2. Why does this research matter to upper elementary teachers?
    3.How can I implement it into my literacy block? 
    Quotables:
    -SOR centers explicit and systematic instruction in the skills that teach students how to decode and understand what they read.
    -Science of Reading matters, because ensuring that all students have access to explicit and systematic instruction ensures a more equitable experience for all students. 
    - The best way to deliver explicit instruction in each component of reading is to use the mini lesson framework
    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school professional development
    Episode 61: The Real MVP of Your Literacy Block
    Grab Your Free Mini Lesson Guide
    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. 
    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.
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    • 14 min
    Hitting the Refresh Button

    Hitting the Refresh Button

    In this episode:

                I talk about why this is a great time to embrace that new year energy and hit the refresh button on the evidence based tier one literacy practices.

    We talk about:

    1.What does it mean to hit the refresh button on evidence based tier one literacy practices.

    2. Why you may need to hit the refresh button on evidence based tier one literacy practices in the first place.

    3.How to go about hitting that refresh button in a doable way. 

    Quotables:

    -The term refresh means to come back to a commitment or practice with renewed energy and strength. 

    -One reason to hit the refresh button mid-year is because you started off strong and now have fallen off and want to get back on track in implementing evidence based practices in your upper elementary literacy classroom.

    -One way to hit the refresh button on your literacy practices is to read a professional book and implement what you learned.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school professional development

    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. 

    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.

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    • 15 min
    Listener Favorite: Mid-Year Check In

    Listener Favorite: Mid-Year Check In

    In this episode:

     Listen in as I give you tangible steps that you can use to conduct your mid-year check in. I even get vulnerable and do mine here on the podcast so that you can see how easy and beneficial it is to do one.

    I talk about:

    I talk about the what, the why and the how of conducting a mid-year check in.

    1.The What- a mid-year check in is a meeting that you do with yourself half way through the year and reflect or think about the practices surrounding your literacy block. 

    2. The Why- No one in your life knows the highs and lows that you have experienced so far this school year, better than you.

    3. The How- designate a place and time to do this. Then you needed to grab a sheet of paper and ask yourself a series of questions.

    Quotables:


    Now is a perfect time for a check in as the celebrations and pitfalls of the school year are still fresh on your mind.




    Although, we like and value the feedback of an admin, coach or colleague. The honest feedback we get from ourselves can and should be just as valued. 




    Thinking of what is going well in your classroom will open your eyes and will help you to see just how many wins there are once you have a chance to actually think about it. 



    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Mid-Year Check In Form

    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD

    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. 

    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.

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    • 14 min
    Listener Favorite: 4 Steps for Crafting a Great Winter Break

    Listener Favorite: 4 Steps for Crafting a Great Winter Break

    Listen in as:
    We revisit this listener favorite where I give you actionable ideas that you can use to get yourself ready to truly enjoy your winter break. 
    I talk about:
    The things you need to do to start your break off right, why it’s important to think about how you want to feel at the end of your break before it starts and ways to reignite your passion for teaching before coming back in the new year. 
    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    4 steps to crafting a mini lesson
    One on One Coaching Support
    Next Steps:
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    Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick


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    • 9 min
    Literacy Across the Content Areas in Upper Elementary- Math Edition

    Literacy Across the Content Areas in Upper Elementary- Math Edition

    In this episode:

                I talk about the evidence based practices you need to be embedding into your Math block.

    We talk about:

    1.What students need in order to become proficient readers and how you are already tackling this in your Math block. 

    2. Why embedding evidence based literacy practices into your Math block just makes sense. 

    3.How to embed evidence based literacy practices into your Math block 

    Quotables:

    -Students need to be able to understand what the problem is asking them to solve as well as identify key details as well as unnecessary ones. This requires explicit instruction in determining importance.

    -Students need to be able to visualize the different parts of the problem in order to solve them.This requires knowledge of and instruction of academic vocabulary.

    -Math and reading are hot button subjects for students and they often feel pretty strongly about their ability to see themselves as good at math or not. I bring this up, because part of these mindsets stem from their ability to feel successful when it comes to math.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school professional development

    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. 

    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Smallbuttons ,

A Literacy Gem

What’s not to love about Eva’s podcast? If you’re looking for bite sized PD that helps keep your chaotic brain organized, look no further. The format of Eva’s episodes really help me keep track of my learning. She offers easily applicable shifts that can make a big difference in your literacy instruction.

Sometimes just hearing a skilled teacher talk about teaching can lead to lots of lightbulb moments. Episodes are quick and full of insightful and smart thoughts around literacy.

One of my favorite educational podcasts!

Teaching To Transform, LLC ,

A Must Listen!

Eva provides valuable and simple-to-implement strategies for teaching reading. Her podcast is a must-listen for new and veteran teachers alike!

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Amazing Teacher

Eva is an amazing soul. She’s passionate about what she does and goes above and beyond. As a second year, teacher Eva has help me in so many ways. No matter if you’re a first year teacher or a veteran; Eva, is your go to person if you ever need any help. I’m so grateful for meeting her.

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