Reading Champions! Second Edition

Teaching Reading Made Easy

by Rita M. Wirtz MA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/10/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781489733962
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781489733979

About the Book

Reading Champions, Teaching Reading Made Easy, Second Edition You’ll love this jam packed resource guide, a truly practical grab bag of ready-to-use reading mini-lessons. Take your pick of directed reading activities, engaging strategies and a wealth of common sense, extraordinarily effective practice activities sure to engage learning diverse students. Author and seasoned reading instructor and language arts specialist, Mrs. Rita Wirtz provides time-tested tips and success secrets for parents, tutors, and teachers helping transform scholars-in-waiting into reading champions. Commonsense, time-tested reading recipes in this user friendly book provide a step-by-step framework to successfully teach the fundamentals of reading: Phonics • Spelling • Vocabulary • Fluency • Comprehension Everybody’s a reading teacher now, so you need this teaching resource. You’ll definitely appreciate directed reading activities, surefire strategies, effective shortcuts, ready-to-use mini-lessons, and useful interventions. Rita also shares engaging anchor charts, formats, phonics origami, games, skill-builder and booster activities for students of any age and reading skill level. With a focus on phonics instruction and reading for meaning, help your students: • Recognize new words • Correct basic challenges and reading errors • Increase reading rate and fluency • Boost vocabulary and spelling • Practice comprehension strategies • Build confidence as readers Best of all, discover ways to motivate kiddos to become capable, confident readers who love to read! Every child a great reader. Here’s how!

About the Author

Rita M. Wirtz authored a number of books, including Reading Champs, Teaching Reading Made Easy, and her memoir, Stories from a Teacher’s Heart. Rita holds a B.A. in English and Speech, a Master’s Degree in Reading from Arizona State University, and an Administrative Services Credential (Pre-Adult) through California State University, Sacramento. She is a language and reading specialist who has instructed at all levels, including pre-adult classrooms, second language learner, special needs classes, labs and clinics. Rita served as a Pre-6 Principal, University Adjunct Professor instructing Reading and School Administration. She was a nationally renowned Seminar Leader, Keynote Speaker, and more. After moving to Oregon, Rita taught preschool for several years, always perfecting her craft.