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Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She'll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.

The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles Eva Mireles

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Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She'll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.

    How To Use Historical Fiction To Teach Black History

    How To Use Historical Fiction To Teach Black History

    In this episode:
    You will learn how to use historical fiction to teach black history. Turns out you don’t have to wait until Black History Month to teach it.
    I talk about:
    Why using historical fiction helps you expose students to a variety of accomplishments by black Americans outside of the civil rights movement.
    How to roll out your historical fiction unit of study.
    What three skills your historical fiction unit should include.
    Quotables:
    -Black Americans have done and accomplished a variety of things not only during the civil rights movement, but before and after.
    -Historical fiction is a great genre to use to dive into various lessons related to fiction, but on a deeper level. My top three focuses would be character motivation, setting and conflict.
    -Reading historical fiction is my favorite way to learn about history. It’s my favorite genre to use to teach students about important people and events in history and is a great way to review and dive deeper into various fiction skills.
    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Historical Fiction Unit 
    The Mini Lesson Revamp Bootcamp 
    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.
    Leave a Rating and Review:
    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.
    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook

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    • 9 min
    What To Say Yes To During A Crazy Season

    What To Say Yes To During A Crazy Season

    In this episode:

    Listen in as I tell you what I said yes to when my school year took an unexpected turn.

    I talk about saying yes to:

    1.Creating monotony as a way to create stability

    2. Taking the stance of learner

    3. Working out semi consistently

    4. Delegating at work and at home

    5. Meeting with my book club

    6. Cultivating friendships at work

    7. Asking for help

    8. Letting go of perfection

    9. Keeping things simple

    10. Maintaining boundaries

    Quotables:

    -I said yes to taking the stance of a learner. I needed to look to the people on my team as the experts that they were.

    - Fun is an undervalued tool for adults, we know that it can impact kids but negate its impact on us adults.

    -I said yes to asking for help which started with first admitting that I don’t have it all figured out.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Times Sucks and How To Avoid Them Workshop

    The Mini Lesson Revamp Bootcamp Waitlist

    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.

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    • 14 min
    Mid-Year Check In

    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

    The Mini Lesson Revamp Bootcamp Waitlist

    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.

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    • 14 min
    How Do I Teach Poetry?

    How Do I Teach Poetry?

    In this episode:

    You will walk away with clear steps for how to launch and teach your next poetry unit.

    I talk about:

    I talk about the what, the why and the how of teaching your next poetry reading unit.

    1.The What- A type of literature, or artistic writing, that attempts to stir a reader's imagination or emotions.

    2. The Why- Teaching poetry allows students to be able to learn how to see the deeper meaning behind what a poet is trying to convey.

    3. The How- I give you 5 main teaching points to zone in on in your next poetry reading unit.

    Quotables:


    Because the use of figurative language in poetry is commonplace this makes it the ideal genre to use to teach students the difference between literal and figurative language.
    In order to teach students how to monitor their comprehension, readers need to be given a way to keep track of what they are reading one stanza or one chunk at a time.
    It’s important to expose students to a variety of poets and poetry books will also allow students to see that lots of different people are poets and also see that poetry can be written in many forms.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Poetry Reading Response

    The Mini Lesson Revamp Bootcamp Waitlist

    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.

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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.

    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook


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    • 9 min
    How Do I Teach Argumentative Text?

    How Do I Teach Argumentative Text?

    In this episode:

    You will walk away with clear steps for how to launch and teach your argumentative text unit.

    I talk about:

    I talk about the what, the why and the how of teaching your next argumentative text reading unit.

    1.The What- a type of persuasive text that presents one viewpoint and includes: claim, evidence, facts and opinions.

    2. The Why- It is important to equip students with knowledge of the genre and tools for how to read it so that they can decide what they think for themselves.

    3. The How- I give you 4 main teaching points to zone in on in your next argumentative text reading unit.

    Quotables:


    We live in a time when most people take to google to research a topic.
    It is important to equip students with knowledge of the genre and tools for how to read it so that they can decide what they think for themselves.
    It is important to teach students how to decide if the text they read will inform or change their opinion.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Argumentative Text Reading Response

    The Mini Lesson Revamp Bootcamp Waitlist

    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.

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    • 8 min
    How Do I Teach Nonfiction?

    How Do I Teach Nonfiction?

    In this episode:

    You will walk away with clear steps for how to launch and teach your nonfiction reading unit.

    I talk about:

    I talk about the what, the why and the how of teaching your next nonfiction reading unit.

    1.The What- It’s Broken into two camps:Expository and Narrative Nonfiction

    2. The Why-  Teaching students how to think about new information and what they think about it is critically important.

    3. The How- I give you 4 main teaching points to zone in on in your next nonfiction reading unit.

    Quotables:


    As an educator and as an adult you and I both know that you are never done learning, this means that learning how to navigate non fiction is a lifelong skill.
    In addition, learning how to navigate nonfiction will also teach students how to take in new information and decide how to think about it and what they think about it.
    Because nonfiction text may include bias therefore,  students will need to be taught how to identify the author's purpose in order to help them discern this.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Nonfiction Reading Response

    The Mini Lesson Revamp Bootcamp Waitlist

    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.

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    • 9 min

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MS.AW2002 ,

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.

Mrstinez28 ,

Everything you didn’t know you needed

Eva and her podcast gives you everything you need and didn’t even realize you needed. As a 16 year veteran teacher, I feel like I’m always learning and trying to adjust. Eva gives you all the tools you need in order to teach the skills your students need in an engaging way while helping you grow as an educator. I am learning so much through the podcast- we need this podcast as a class in college!

britt_teaches ,

The basics plus more! What all teachers need.

Eva is full of tips and strategies for upper elementary teachers. Whether you are new or a veteran reading teacher, Eva gives practical tips that are easy to implement. Sometimes we all need a refresher when it comes to how to engage our kids or keep our mini lessons in line with our goals and the standards. Definitely worth a listen and a follow if you’re a grade 3-5 teacher!

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