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Best Practices for Reading and PE

What are we doing, now? What do we need, again? What did she say?

Be sure students have expectations as soon as they come in the room.

Qualities of Best Practice Reading

  • Focus on meaning
  • Read aloud
  • Get kids to read
  • Surround readers for success
  • Teach phonics
  • Give kids choices
  • Model reading
  • Support readers at all stages
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So Many Different Ways to Read....

Reading Aloud

Overnight Reading

Independent Reading

Guided Reading

Thematic Teaching


  • Does that sound right?
  • Does that look right?
  • Does that make sense?

Best Practices for PE

Goals of PE

  • Classroom Setting and Climate
  • Social Interaction
  • Competition
  • Inclusion and Diversity

Don't be a Mr. Woodcock

Many negative stereotypes are already upon PE teachers. Crucial for Best Practices to be implemented.

- Variety of Content

- Learning Activities

- Practical Knowledge

- Fitness Instruction

- Feedback to Students

- Variety of Responsible Assessments

- Teach as a Role Model (advocate, personal growth)

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

-Martin Luther King Jr.