Core Subjects 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)

Available on June 3, 2024

Course Content

Summary of what participants can expect during the webinar series:

  • Day 1 of the Core 4-8 ELAR TExES exam webinar focuses on foundational concepts of literacy development, including the importance of oral language, phonological awareness, and vocabulary acquisition. Additionally, this day covers instructional approaches for teaching basic linguistic concepts and phonemic awareness, as well as techniques for selecting and using instructional materials that support oral language development in grades 4-8.
  • Day 2 of the webinar centers on reading comprehension strategies and writing instruction. Participants examine effective methods for teaching reading comprehension skills. We also explore techniques for fostering students' writing abilities, including developing ideas, organizing content, and applying language conventions.  
  • On Day 3, the webinar addresses language conventions and assessment techniques for evaluating student literacy skills. Additionally, the day covers various assessment methods, including formative and summative assessments, to measure student progress and inform instructional decisions.  The final day of the webinar focuses on integrating technology into ELAR instruction and preparing for the Core 4-8 ELAR TExES exam. Participants will explore innovative ways to incorporate digital tools and resources to enhance literacy instruction and engage students in meaningful learning experiences.
  • The final day of the webinar focuses on integrating technology into ELAR instruction and preparing for the Core 4-8 ELAR TExES exam. Participants will explore innovative ways to incorporate digital tools and resources to enhance literacy instruction and engage students in meaningful learning experiences.

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Melonie Godeaux is a highly experienced and results-driven educational consultant with a passion for transforming educational systems and empowering students to reach their full potential. With 26 years of experience in the field, Melonie has established herself as a trusted advisor and leader, serving in a variety of roles including classroom teacher, mentor, curriculum writer, instructional specialist, advanced academics coordinator, campus administrator, and state educator preparation specialist. She has successfully guided numerous educational institutions, administrators, and educators in implementing effective strategies to enhance student learning outcomes and is an advocate of problem-based, student-centered learning. She specializes in ELAR curriculum development, instructional design, and teacher leadership.