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Best Practices of Reading and Physical Education

Qualities of Best Practice in Teaching Reading

  • Focus On Meaning
  • Read Aloud
  • Get Kids To Read
  • Surround Readers Opportunities For Success
  • Teach Phonics
  • Provide Access To Wide Variety of Print
  • Give Kids Choices
  • Balance Tough Reads With Easy Reads
  • Read and Think
  • Model Reading
  • Share Cognitive Strategies
  • Support Readers at All Times
  • Help Children Use Reading as Tool For Learning
  • Let Kids Talk About Reading Daily
  • Provide Writing To Enhance Reading
  • Match Reading Assessments To Classroom Practice
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  • Text is Shorter
  • Reader Has Chosen Text, Rather Than It Being Assigned
  • Reader Has Good Background Knowledge
  • Text Has Familiar Settings and Cultural Values
  • Topic Has Personal Interest or Importance
  • Text Evokes Curiosity or Surprise
  • Text Explains Itself
  • Text Makes Good Use of Pictures, Charts, and Other Visual Aids
  • Teacher Teaches Specific Strategies to Help Reader
  • Readers Can Mark, Write, or Draw on Text as They Read
  • Readers Can Talk About Text During and After Reading
  • Readers Can Hear Text Aloud By Teacher or Small Group
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National Association for Sport and Physical Education defines a physically educated person as someone who:

1. Demonstrates competency, motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

2. Shows understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to physical activities.

3. Participates regularly in physical activity.

4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

5. Exhibits responsible and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity setting.

6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and or social interaction.

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  • Safe, Diverse and Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Appropriate Instructional Strategies That Maximize Participation
  • Curriculum Covers Motor Skill Development and Learning Along With Self Responsibility and Social Skills
  • Variety of Assessment Forms
  • Overall Professionalism
  • “Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” John F. Kennedy
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