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Reading Education

Background Information

As a reading teacher, you work in public and private schools at all grade levels. Primarily, you work with students as they learn to read or with those who have trouble grasping literacy concepts. Duties include helping students read fluently, comprehend what they're reading, and train them in phonetics, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary memorization. You may work in the classroom with other primary school teachers, or you may have your own classroom where students can come and learn.

Through assessment, you learn how to evaluate reading levels and select reading and learning material to use in class. You develop lessons plans and activities that meet each student's individual needs. Working with other teachers, you help to coordinate reading materials into their lessons and to promote schoolwide literacy programs. You also communicate with parents regarding their child's literacy needs and encourage students to read outside of the classroom. by