Educators, check out these vetted resources to help enhance your remote instruction!
We CAN do this at a distance.
During a time when there is an excess of available resources, it can be difficult to discern which ones will be most valuable to teaching literacy remotely. This short list is the place to start! The resources found here are embedded with a plethora of instructional tools.
In this video, Nell K. Duke, University of Michigan, discusses how to provide small group literacy instruction for young children using a videoconferencing platform. Word Work at a Distance is a companion video on phonological awareness, phonics, interactive writing, and vocabulary instruction. It focuses mainly on tools available free through Google.
The University of Florida Literacy Institute developed this webinar series which includes the following titles: Introduction to Teaching Reading Online, Tech Tools for Online Instruction, and Management Tips for Virtual Teaching. For additional tools, visit UFLI Virtual Teaching Resource Hub, where you will find lesson templates and sample lessons, along with suggestions for structuring your lessons.
This PowerPoint lesson template from T-TAC ODU contains activities that can be used to provide systematic, sequential, explicit and multisensory literacy instruction virtually or in a classroom. Included in this TACtic will be a link to the video, A Literacy Conversation: Beginner Pack, that takes you on a guided tour through the lessons. An Intermediate Pack is now available for download, as well.
This webinar from the International Dyslexia Association is designed to increase student interaction and engagement, while also maintaining research-based methodology, by adapting literacy materials for online instruction. Recommendations for free or cost-effective online resources, apps, programs, and websites are highlighted. IDA also provides a Covid-19 Resource Guide.