Top Reading Specialist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Reading Specialist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Reading Specialist resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.5% of Reading Specialist resumes contained Literacy as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Reading Specialist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Reading Specialist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Literacy

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Here's how Literacy is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Researched student data to prepare individualized and differentiated small group literacy interventions for teachers and assistants to use within the classrooms.
  • Produced power point presentations and activities for literacy seminars to emphasize the necessity of cross curricular instruction and general reading comprehension.
  • Organized and facilitated annual Literacy Night, securing community speakers, coordinating family learning opportunities and managing all event details.
  • Worked cooperatively and collaboratively with other literacy professionals in planning programs to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners.
  • Led professional development in literacy, provided information on literacy methodology, and coached classroom teachers and support staff.
  • Provide instructions to foster literacy competence students stimulate interest in accessing, evaluating, applying information and ideas.
  • Developed individualized and group literacy interventions from data gathered aligned with state, district and school standards.
  • Developed and implemented professional development on a broad range of literacy topics for prekindergarten through secondary teachers.
  • Evaluated professional development programs and needs, instructional materials for literacy, including those that are technology-based.
  • Supervised and coordinated work of other reading specialists and teachers to implement total school-wide literacy program.
  • Encouraged students to utilize literacy to expand educational opportunities and thrive in swiftly changing business world.
  • Served as core team leader for the implementation of the Literacy Collaborative Balanced Literacy Instructional Model.
  • Developed and provided professional development presentations in the areas of literacy development and standards-based instruction.
  • Collaborated with staff to provide excellent transition from classroom learning to Literacy Lab instruction.
  • Planned and implemented ongoing professional development for all teachers in the Balanced Literacy Model.
  • Develop and lead literacy professional development sessions based on student data and instructional needs.
  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons with compliance to Maryland Education Framework and Balanced Literacy.
  • Developed and presented informational sessions on improving classroom instruction in literacy and lesson planning.
  • Developed instructional support and classroom tools for an improved school-wide cross-curriculum literacy approach.
  • Attended professional development to enhance knowledge of pedagogy and content, especially literacy.

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2. Classroom Management

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Here's how Classroom Management is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided an environment conducive for learning and maintained classroom management.
  • Modeled classroom management and instructional delivery for teachers deemed unsatisfactory.
  • Implemented classroom management and used differentiated teaching strategies.
  • Exhibited classroom management firmly, fairly and consistently.
  • Mentored all middle school teachers supporting their daily classroom management, curriculum planning and referrals for student who needed additional assistance.
  • Created several staff development sessions to help young teachers use cooperative learning in the classroom and strengthen their own classroom management.
  • Model reading lessons, strategies, and effective classroom management system.

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3. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Developed curriculum to instruct individual students, small groups and classes of 30+ students at a school for at-risk middle-school students.
  • Worked under the guidance of the Reading Specialist and taught reading to small groups of at-risk 1st through 4th grade students.
  • Implemented the Lindamood-Bell reading method for phonemic awareness and concept imagery for reading comprehension in small groups or 1:1 sessions.
  • Worked with small groups to reinforce reading skills that were identified as deficient by test data gathered on standardized test.
  • Train students, one-on-one and in small groups, in such strategies in order to facilitate better reading skills.
  • Provide data driven, targeted instruction to small groups of students in third, fourth and fifth grade.
  • Instruct large and small groups of students with various learning disabilities, academic needs, and language needs.
  • Provide intensive instruction to struggling readers individually and in small groups in and outside of the classroom.
  • Worked with small groups and one-on-one to teach reading to first, second and third grade students.
  • Determined students' skill deficiencies and coordinated small groups to work on specific needs of the group.
  • Created lesson plans for small groups of K-8th grade students that scored below the state standard.
  • Tested, diagnosed, and taught remedial reading to small groups of students reading below level.
  • Work with small groups to deliver reading instruction using the Leveled Literacy Intervention program.
  • Worked one-on-one in small groups with students having difficulty reading at their grade level.
  • Tutored small groups of 3rd and 4th grade RTI students in reading and math.
  • Instructed small groups of struggling readers from K-3 using Voyager and individualized phonics lessons.
  • Worked with small groups across grade levels to provide intensive reading and PALS remediation.
  • Plan and provide reading support in small groups to students, grades K-2.
  • Worked 1:1 and in small groups with students using the Wilson Reading System.
  • Direct Instruction for small groups of students to provide short and long-term interventions.

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4. Curriculum Development

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Here's how Curriculum Development is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Led in curriculum development, and professional development activities for staff and parents and collaborative support teams.
  • Staff Development and improvement, Training/assistance with curriculum development of teachers and evaluation of teachers.
  • Provided assistance to teachers in the areas of student identification, curriculum development, and monitoring.
  • Assist reading coach with curriculum development and implementation.
  • Character Education Teacher (K to sixth grade) curriculum development and instruction.
  • Collaborate and Co-Teach with General Education Teachers on curriculum development involving technology integration with online learning.

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5. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Create and implement Math lessons following the North Carolina state standards, however; making appropriate accommodations for student learning.
  • Created and maintained a library learning environment that was inviting, safe, flexible and conducive to student learning.
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers and other specialists for instruction, assessment, and analysis of student learning.
  • Use assessments to track, monitor, and modify instruction in support of student learning goals.
  • Employed collaborative and social learning techniques to encourage student learning and build community within the classroom.
  • Provide assistance and support to colleagues to build instructional capacity to improve student learning.
  • Aided in creation of Student Learning Expectation, School Mission and Philosophy Statement.
  • Collaborated with teachers to design/implement instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
  • Develop and teach powerpoint lessons for remedial students; present parent and student learning coach seminars.

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6. Grade Level

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Here's how Grade Level is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Designed individualized formative assessments for readers below grade level * Spearheaded the introduction of independent writing techniques for the kindergarten grade.
  • Designed and implemented differentiated instruction to students at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level.
  • Provide reading intervention for students deemed as academically below grade level on benchmark assessments.
  • Coordinate school-wide reading testing and provided remediation to students reading significantly below grade level.
  • Coordinated and conducted grade level team meetings and district professional development.
  • Supported better communication between grade levels and neighborhood schools.
  • Created grade level formative assessments to ensure appropriate instruction.
  • Manage literacy materials acquisition across grade levels.
  • Devised grade level behavior management plan.
  • Coordinated with Lincoln International School teachers (grades 1-8) to provide differentiation and accommodations for students reading below grade level.
  • Created individual strategies to develop and improve skills in the area of reading to prepare students for the next grade level.
  • Provided oversight and support to at-risk students and special education students below grade level, effectively boosting their comprehension and fluency.
  • Worked with 60 students throughout the year who were a grade level below the expected reading level for their grade.
  • Partner with grade level teams to help unpack curriculum, align standards, and develop grade level common assessments.
  • Provided reading support to all grade level teachers through demonstration lesson, co-teaching, and planning lessons with teachers.
  • Assisted teachers in addressing students' reading comprehension, writing, and communication skills to their grade level.
  • Provided general guidance to teachers and administrators in the selection and implementation of reading programs across grade levels.
  • Developed, worked with, and assessed children needing additional support to achieve grade level skill in reading.
  • Pull groups of students at different grade levels throughout the day in 30 to 45 minute intervals.
  • Trained in the Wilson Program, a phonics-based teaching approach to assist children reading below grade level.

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7. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided remedial reading services to special needs incarcerated youth at three different juvenile correctional facilities.
  • Provided individualized and small group instruction to at-risk, special needs and behaviorally challenged residential students in grades 1-12.
  • Created and implemented individualized math and reading curriculum for students with special needs in a one to one setting.
  • Served as a liaison between special needs department and community.
  • Piloted a reading program for special needs children and kids at risk through dog therapy.
  • Worked one-on-one with special needs students Taught small group classes
  • worked with small reading groups and special needs children

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8. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities creatively integrating phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Provided educational continuity by implementing established lesson plans, while exercising professional judgment to introduce new material when appropriate or necessary
  • Developed lesson plans, administered student assessments and assigned grades.
  • Prepared and implemented Reading-centered lesson plans.
  • Increased ESL students' reading levels by integrating vocabulary and fluency activities and altering lesson plans for students needing extra guidance.
  • Develop differentiated lesson plans for Tier 2 students/ at risk readers based on individual needs reflected from the data.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans for students in grades one and four who qualified for Title One reading services.
  • Facilitated my students' growth through guided inquiries, peer discussions, underlying theme lesson plans, etc.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans to instruct children in the areas of reading strategies and reading comprehension.
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers on effective strategies and lesson plans for struggling readers in the DHH program.
  • Aided teachers with students, lesson plans, positive behavioral support systems, and daily duties.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans for students in grades 1-11 using the Orton-Gillingham method of instruction.
  • Aligned lesson plans with the new Common Core to make sure student growth is achieved.
  • Developed individualized reading and writing lesson plans for seven different children, twice a week.
  • Supervised other mentors to ensure preparation of daily lesson plans for activities and lessons.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans based on individual and small group students' needs.
  • Provide feedback on lesson plans and facilitate planning and model implementation of planned lessons.
  • Create differentiated lesson plans designed to meet the specific needs of each individual student.
  • Developed creative lesson plans and adapted curriculum to meet the needs of students.
  • Enhanced existing curriculum by supplementing lesson plans with creative activities and group projects.

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9. Mathematics

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Here's how Mathematics is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted assessments to identify barriers to mathematics literacy.
  • Scored New York State ELA and mathematics exams and rated student achievement using performance rubrics.
  • Provided instruction in mathematics and reading for students in grades 3-5.
  • Pull groups of 5 in grades Pre-school through 6th grade 30 to 45 minute intervals for reading and mathematics intervention.
  • Developed and implemented differentiated mathematics Investigations and social studies lessons for whole group and small group settings.
  • Demonstrated dedication to academic excellence by successfully teaching art and mathematics to drug rehabilitation adolescents.

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10. Language Arts

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Here's how Language Arts is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Designed, implemented and evaluated individualized lessons pertaining to the Reading/Language Arts curriculum.
  • Present and facilitate district professional developments for elementary English Language Arts teachers.
  • Supervised and assisted students with language arts/reading.
  • Named master teacher to redeliver English Language Arts Training in 2008 and 2009 Teacher of the Year at DANS, 2010.
  • Use identified needs to guide the learning process toward student achievement of district's reading/language arts content standards.
  • Collaborated with Reading English and Language Arts Department to provide leadership for the Reading and Language Arts program.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of parent workshops and informational sessions involving the language arts program.
  • Served as a member of the Academic Committee in order to develop school-wide Language Arts curriculum.
  • Meet with district instructional specialist for reading/language arts on regular basis and send information to campus.
  • Developed curriculum to align new NYS English Language Arts Learning Standards with the district's curriculum.
  • Developed reading strategies for use as a professional development tool for English Language Arts teachers.
  • Assisted teachers in Elementary grades to implement new Language Arts software curriculum into daily instruction.
  • Served on selection committee to interview and evaluate candidates for Language Arts teaching positions.
  • Assist Language Arts teachers and Guidance Counselors with placement of students who need remediation.
  • Consulted teachers, staff, and administrators with ordering reading and language arts materials.
  • Supported academics of Title I/Chapter I identified children within the Language Arts curriculum.
  • Helped older students ages (9-14) with vocabulary and Language Arts activities.
  • Increased the number of students meeting grade-level expectations in literacy and language arts.
  • Provided in-class support to students in mainstream, middle school Language Arts class.
  • Devised course outlines and improved course curriculum for reading and language arts classes.

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11. Dibels

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Here's how Dibels is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Administered and provided professional development for DIBELS.
  • Utilized assessment data from DIBELS, NWEA-MAP, and STAR Literacy assessments in order to plan lessons that supported differentiated instruction.
  • Targeted students for intensive academic support by conducting ongoing progress monitoring using DIBELS and Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT-R).
  • Analyzed data and assisted teachers in analyzing data from reading assessments, including DIBELS, to identify strategies for struggling readers.
  • Maintained and utilized specialized student data reports, compiled from the DIBELS assessment and other informal diagnostics to inform instruction.
  • Administer, interpret and record data from assessments in grades k-3 with ISEL, DRA & DIBELS data.
  • Monitored student progress using a variety of assessments including DRA, running record, DIBELS and GRADE.
  • Trained several paraprofessionals to administer the DIBELS assessment with faith and fidelity to the testing requirements.
  • Administered DRA, running records, and DIBELS to inform instruction and track student progress.
  • Scheduled, monitored, tested and up-loaded Reading First data (DIBELS).
  • Administered formal and informal reading assessments including DIBELS and running records.
  • Participated in administering testing (DIBELS) 2-3 times per year.
  • Assessed and monitored progress for all K-3 students using DIBELS.
  • Administered the DIBELS test to second grade students.
  • Conduct DIBELS Fidelity checks to Classroom teachers.
  • Progress Monitoring students using bi-weekly DIBELS Probes.
  • Assisted staff with DIBELS, AIMS, SAT10 and GALILEO; presented to staff, data to drive instruction.
  • Managed the data and assessments for the DIBELS progress monitoring and benchmark testing for the entire school population of 400 pupils.
  • Administered informal and formal reading assessments: DRA, DIBELS, andGates Mac-Ginitie Reading Assessments to students in grades 3rd-8th.
  • Grouped students based on DIBELS, TRC, and informal assessments Provided pull-out and push-in intervention services for struggling readers.

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12. Phonics

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Here's how Phonics is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided reading remediation/phonics instruction/study skills training to students aged 5-15.
  • Supplemented existing phonics program with hands-on activities.
  • Instructed at-risk students from grades K8 in reading with a focus on phonics and comprehension.
  • Provided intervention by using Guided Reading Plus and strategies from several phonics programs.
  • Designed lessons using phonics, word segmentation, and comprehension strategies.
  • Focus on phonics sight words, and essays.
  • Trained volunteers in Wilson Phonics Program.

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13. Instructional Materials

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Here's how Instructional Materials is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of instructional materials and resources.
  • Designed instructional materials and activities to supplement English and Reading courses.
  • Assist regular education classroom teacher to develop appropriate learning centers and instructional materials to facilitate differentiated activities.
  • Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels.
  • Researched intervention strategies, gathered instructional materials, implemented accommodating approaches and technologies.
  • Provided instructional materials and resources to teachers, conducted professional development, and scheduled district-mandated testing.

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14. RTI

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Here's how RTI is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Participated on technology committee, assisting teachers with learning to use technology in classroom and providing troubleshooting for specific issues.
  • Developed and coordinated reading programs cooperatively with classroom teachers for the purpose of supporting teachers and ensuring student success.
  • Evaluate individual students as part of special education evaluations, and participate in special education team meetings.
  • Planned, designed, modified, and implemented Participating member of various professional daily reading instruction.
  • Participate in a Professional Literature group to expand upon present knowledge base within the educational community.
  • Assisted principals in collecting, analyzing and reporting student data related to the state accountability system.
  • Introduced and encouraged debate-style classroom setting to increase student active participation and critical thinking.
  • Participated in numerous research grants and studies around curriculum adoption and assessment improvement.
  • Attended monthly Reading Recovery meetings for continuous training and to maintain certification.
  • Participated in after school program to support classroom instruction through content-based learning.
  • Mentored teachers with emergency teaching certifications and others issued alternative certifications.
  • Developed resources to promote vertical alignment within the elementary grades.
  • Participated in assessment and behavior modification procedures for individual children.
  • Worked closely with graphic artists in creating signature promotional packaging.
  • Participated in parent conferences and individualized educational plan team meetings.
  • Attended staff meetings and participated in core subject collaboration.
  • Attended IST meetings and participated in staff development opportunities.
  • Participated in various committees to enhance our instructional programs.
  • Participate in parent conferences and provide instructional suggestions.
  • Participated in the Reading is Fundamental book distribution.

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15. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Modified and successfully differentiated activities based on specific deficits or IEP's.
  • Provided detailed reading reports for students of concern, including special education re-evaluations, parent reports, and IEP progress reports.
  • Charged with oversight of student IEP goal management, development and documenting of weekly progress reports, and meeting program objectives.
  • Planned and implemented all reading lessons for students in grades1 through 5 that followed the goals written in their IEP.
  • Designed educational plans for students, assisted in intake and IEP meetings for both short term and long term students.
  • Discussed long- term and short- term reading goals and objectives for IEP meetings with guardians and other educational committees.
  • Experience in pushing in to Inclusion Classes and working with students with IEP's in Reading and Writing.
  • Attended IEP's, 504's, and other related meetings necessary for student assessment and achievement.
  • Attended and coordinated all IEP meetings for all students with a variety of public school district representatives.
  • Provided data and evidence as needed for initial IEP, as well as recommendations for IEP goals.
  • Prepare reports for CST evaluations on student testing and upload into IEP database file.
  • Developed specialized camp activities individualized for the student meet needs and IEP goals.
  • Supplied Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each student.
  • Maintained a calendar of annual IEP review and triennial dates.
  • Provide input during IEP meetings for students receiving special services.
  • Conducted Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
  • Prepared and implemented IEP's.
  • Prepared quarterly IEP progress reports.
  • Implemented IEP's and PLP's.
  • Administered Wolcott Johnson, Maryland Functional, High School Assessments, and other state mandated/Individualized Education Plan (IEP) testing.

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16. Fountas

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Here's how Fountas is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Assessed students using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.

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17. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Plan instruction, and assist teachers and staff members in learning various assessments and teaching techniques that promote student achievement.
  • Worked with other staff members to ensure that we were following the Pacing/Goal Guide for the Lessons.
  • Advised and provided stimulus to staff members to assist students throughout the duration of camp activities.
  • Collaborate with school leaders and State Consultants to plan year-long professional development for staff members.
  • Managed nutritional classes and health demonstrations for students, parents and staff members.
  • Instructed staff members on key information learned at training seminars.
  • Participated in intervention meetings with parents and staff members.
  • Collaborate with teachers and staff members.
  • Provided assistance and reading resource material to staff members including E.S.L., Learning Support, and content area teachers.

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18. DRA

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Here's how DRA is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Facilitated a variety of literacy-based activities including author studies, story mapping, poetry and dramatizations.
  • Assess student reading levels using DRA, Basic Reading Inventory, Wilson Assessment of Decoding and Encoding and recommend placement.
  • Advised teachers with DRA2, NWEA, and MEAP results by compiling and examining data to improve student achievement.
  • Drafted Response to Intervention manual including RtI referral checklist, functional behavior analysis forms, and student documentation forms.
  • Evaluated students for reading level, skill level, and possible hindrances and used that data to drive instruction.
  • Provide intense four week reading instruction to middle school level children with dramatically low level reading capabilities.
  • Measure and analyze students' reading abilities using assessments such as DRA and PALS.
  • Administer DRA and DIBEL's testing; evaluate data to inform instruction
  • Developed lessons using children's literature & DRA reading materials
  • Sponsored and coordinated Annual Talent and Fashion Show Fundraisers.
  • Served as drama program director.
  • Created lesson plans for ELL students Used phonics to increase reading levels in ELL and RTI students Conducted DRA assessments
  • Administer testing (DRA and Fountas and Pinnell Assessments) to potential students in need of Special Education support.
  • Excel Spreadsheet/Database Management, Marketing and Fundraising, Food Drive, and completed Washington
  • Administer assessments such as: DRA2, Aimsweb, MAPs, John's Basic Reading Inventory, ACT, and CSAP.

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19. Pinnell

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Here's how Pinnell is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided Fountas and Pinnell leveled literacy intervention via Reading Tier Intervention program.
  • Administered weekly progress monitoring assessments and Fountas & Pinnell Benchmarks.
  • Co-planned and co-taught push-in, small group Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) guided reading lessons.
  • Trained with Fountas & Pinnell to best support struggling readers using Leveled Literacy Intervention system.
  • Implemented the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI).
  • Delivered workshop for teachers on Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention.
  • Served primary grade students using the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Program.
  • Utilized the Level Literacy Intervention System by Fountas and Pinnell.
  • Utilized data from informal and formal assessments, Fountas and Pinnell and AIMSweb, to inform instruction.
  • Analyzed students' reading growth using Fountas & Pinnell, AIMSweb and other assessments.
  • Provided small group reading interventions using the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Program Developed schedules for adminstering assessments and evaluations.

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20. ELA

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Here's how ELA is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Distinguished environmental factors and teacher factors that related to differentiation that enhances the development of reading and writing.
  • Evaluated and designed quality instructional objectives related to reading and writing.
  • Maintained positive and professional relationships with students, staff and parents
  • Supported regular-education ELA and content-area classroom teachers in literary practices.
  • Maintained relationships and communication with parents.
  • Enhanced marketing and public relations of school, activities, and programming of the school district through daily social media bursts.
  • Worked in various after school programs, such as Project Read to prepare students for NYS ELA Exams.
  • Assisted Head Principal with administrative tasks related to record keeping, capturing attendance, and calculating grades.
  • Communicated and implemented initiatives identified by the RELA Supervisory Staff and Program Area Team to classroom teachers.
  • Formulated excellent relationships with students, staff, and parents, and was continually requested by staff.
  • Developed sample tests to prepare for the ELA exam in collaboration with other reading teachers.
  • Established and maintained a working relationship with staff, students, parents and community.
  • Coordinated teachers in revising the ELA curriculum, learning paths, and pacing guides.
  • Established professional working relationships with administration, co-workers, parents, and students.
  • Build unique relationships with all in order to meet the needs of students.
  • Orientated staff on the philosophy, procedures and resources that related to curriculum.
  • Related and applied brain/mind learning principles to instruction in reading and writing.
  • Relate benchmark data to needed intervention through presentations at PLC meetings.
  • Consulted frequently with classroom teachers on matters relating to reading instruction.
  • Provided ELA instruction to 3rd Grade Students in Spanish Immersion Class.

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21. Phonemic Awareness

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Here's how Phonemic Awareness is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided intervention services for first grade students with phonological and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency difficulties.
  • Helped students build letter blends through phonemic awareness and phoneme identification.
  • Implemented strategies to enhance students reading comprehension, fluency, decoding, and phonemic awareness.
  • Developed reading skills - phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, etc.
  • Assist students in identifying phonemic awareness Test students reading levels weekly Record data and grades in SIS computer program
  • Performed numerous phonological and phonemic awareness assessments and running records to determine reading levels and appropriate word activities.

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22. Content Areas

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Here's how Content Areas is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Model, coach, and consult with teachers to improve before, during and after reading/thinking strategies in all content areas.
  • Grade group facilitator sustained a consistent focus on teaching for learning to standards in all content areas.
  • Provide assistance to middle and high school teachers to incorporate reading instruction in core content areas.
  • Assist classroom teachers in integrating Language Arts and writing skills in all content areas.
  • Identify literature for use in all content areas in support of the curriculum.
  • Introduce lessons that will assist and help students read in content areas.
  • Create and model lessons to incorporate ELA/CCSS standards in disciplinary content areas.
  • Assist classroom teachers with incorporating reading strategies into their content areas.
  • Implemented ELA writing standards to improve writing across content areas.
  • Provide on going professional development to support student reading/writing achievement in all content areas.

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23. K-5

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Here's how K-5 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Designed a multicultural literacy curriculum for all students in the district grades K-5 10.
  • Observed push-in reading instruction and assisted in resource room setting with students grade K-5th.
  • Provide intensive data driven remediation to struggling students grades K-5, including ESL students.
  • Supported students in grades K-5 at all achievement levels from challenged to enriched.
  • Tutor students in K-5 in reading four days a week.
  • Worked with grades k-5 to prepare them for State Tests
  • Gather and analyze reading benchmark data for grades K-5.
  • Serve as a reading interventionist for students grades K-5.
  • Summer, 2000 Taught reading skills to K-5 students in public school not reading at grade level
  • Assessed students from grades K-5 Provided differentiated instruction based on student needs Worked with teachers to provide student specific instruction
  • Provided EIP instruction for grades K-5 Planned and organized school wide reading incentives Participated in textbook adoption

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24. ESL

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Here's how ESL is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Assessed and instructed individuals in reading * Conducted ESL vocabulary and conversation groups * Conducted reading and graduate entrance prep workshops
  • Provided small group pull-out intervention throughout the school to at-risk, special needs, and ESL students.
  • Coordinated a tutoring program for at-risk and ESL, English as a second language, students.
  • Worked with low-level and ESL 2nd - 4th grade students as requested by the primary teacher.
  • Coordinated Response to Intervention program and taught at-risk and ESL students.
  • Designed and implemented ESL program for elementary and middle school students.
  • Instructed small learning groups of ESL students daily.
  • Helped ESL students with their study of English.
  • Work with ESL students from Mexico, Puerto Rico, India, and China.
  • Progress monitored ESL students in reading so as to support the ESL team.

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25. K-8

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Here's how K-8 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Coached and mentored K-8 teachers in literacy and standards-based curriculum.
  • Supplied intervention instruction to students grades k-8 I'm reading and in math on a daily basis.
  • Provide small group reading Intervention to students K-8 according to Title I grant guidelines.
  • Developed and implemented a new school wide reading intervention program for Grades K-8.
  • Provided small group instruction in reading and math to students in grades K-8.
  • Provide support for K-8 students struggling with reading and writing skills.
  • Administer reading fluency assessments for all students in grades K-8.
  • Worked with intensive readers in rural district, grades K-8.
  • Launched first publishing party for K-8.
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate reading curriculum that addressed all learning styles for teachers and paraprofessionals grades K-8.
  • Coordinated and supervised weekly E-Literacy in-service with Deonna Montei and K-8 staff.

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26. Assessment Data

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Here's how Assessment Data is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Collaborate with colleagues and leaders to strategically plan for literacy and language interventions using formal and informal assessment data.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to interpret assessment data to ensure individual instructional needs are met.
  • Delivered targeted reading instruction based upon assessment data and progress monitoring.
  • Maintained and analyzed assessment data.
  • Gathered formal assessment data and determined student's strengths and needs for the area of reading.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons using formal and informal assessment data obtained from students.
  • Interpret assessment data to help guide instruction as an Intervention Plan for targeted students.
  • Provided assessment data and reports to families, classroom teachers, and principal.
  • Maintain assessment data file to track student growth and academic progress.
  • Set performance goals for individual students based upon assessment data.
  • Maintained literacy assessment data on 500 students.
  • Collected reading assessment data on students from grades 1-9 on the lower and upper divisioncampus.
  • Plan instruction with classroom teachers during PLTs based on student progress and assessment data.

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27. K-6

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Here's how K-6 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Demonstrated specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis vital for developing, implementing and evaluating the K-6 literacy program.
  • Designed and implemented research-based reading intervention programs for K-6 students.
  • Provided individualized reading assessments to K-6 students.
  • Building-based consulting, with 45 classroom teachers, for teaching literacy acquisition strategies and supporting all readers in K-6 grades.
  • Interacted with students, co-workers, and parents to create a safe and effective learning environment for students K-6.
  • Assess reading fluency for entire K-6 enrollment, input the data, and meet with the teachers for analysis.
  • Provided reading intervention for K-6 students not yet proficient in reading as a supplement to the core instruction.
  • Instructed small reading groups (grades K-6 and ELL) using various research-based reading programs and curricula.
  • Fulfilled the role of the school's first Reading Specialist and Reading Curriculum Coordinator for grades K-6.
  • Coordinated with teachers, administrators, and specialists to maintain and organize K-6 literacy assessment.
  • Developed a reading intervention program and a literacy enrichment program for grades K-6.
  • Designed curriculum to fit each individual or group's needs (K-6).
  • Assessed, planned, and implemented literacy development for grades K-6.
  • Developed and taught reading lessons and writing to struggling readers of an underserved population of grades K-6.

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28. Dyslexia

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Here's how Dyslexia is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Plan and organize public awareness events to promote dyslexia awareness and ascertain the needs in the community for individualized instruction.
  • Provided professional developments on instructional strategies on a school-level and on remediation for dyslexia on a county level.
  • Provide intervention to improve student literacy by offering reading instruction to children with dyslexia.
  • Test students for dyslexia and provide appropriate instructional interventions for identified students.
  • Provided professional development for the staff in Reading and Dyslexia (Assessment and Identification).
  • Work with teachers that have students with dyslexia and or struggling readers.
  • Incorporated the dyslexia strategies to students through the Dyslexia Intervention Program.
  • Administer a battery of tests when identifying students with dyslexia.
  • Attend district level meetings as a dyslexia committee member.
  • Attended additional/specialized dyslexia training (50 hours).
  • Served as the Dyslexia Coordinator.
  • Facilitated instruction using the Dyslexia Intervention Program to 1st and 2nd grade students in need of explicit, multi-sensory reading instruction.
  • Incorporate individualized interventions for children with developmental delays (eg: dyslexia, autism etc.).
  • Participated in the Dyslexia Training Program and served as a dyslexic screener at the campus level.
  • Test for student's Lexile reading scores as well as for characteristics of Dyslexia

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29. Aimsweb

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Here's how Aimsweb is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Supervised teachers in administering the monthly progress monitoring system AIMSweb to students.
  • Monitored and evaluated progress through ongoing assessment and computer programs such as AIMSweb.
  • Administered AIMsweb Benchmark and progress monitoring assessments for grades K through sixth.
  • Administered AIMSweb assessments and maintained data for grades K through sixth.
  • Trained staff on use of AIMSweb and MAC computers.
  • Progress monitored students using AIMSweb.
  • Monitored schoolwide AIMSweb progress monitoring initiative and provided training on how to utilize data in order to enhance classroom instruction.

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30. K-12

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Here's how K-12 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative services for students K-12 requiring supplemental reading support.
  • Tested and tutored students, K-12th, in a private school in South Jordan, Utah.
  • Collaborated with K-12 teacher teams to align Common Core State Standards to curriculum and available resources.
  • Played key role on district-wide committee to develop new K-12 reading curriculum.
  • Coordinated the classes for all school levels k-12 for drug intervention.
  • Tutored students K-12 in after school program before becoming coordinator.

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31. State Standards

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Here's how State Standards is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Worked cooperatively to align District Language Arts Standards to new State Standards.
  • Aligned each unit plan and lesson to IL State Standards.
  • Teach staff and students how to utilize the Achieve 3000 Reading program as Instructed with the Common Core State Standards.
  • Collaborated with teachers to plan instruction according to state standards and to design developmentally appropriate units of instruction.
  • Developed curriculum following state standards that increased student reading comprehension and reading fluency levels.
  • Applied State Standards required in preparing competent Art students in completing student-oriented portfolios.

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32. Social Studies

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Here's how Social Studies is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided academic instructions in language arts, reading, math, social studies and science.
  • Trained and modeled dynamic reading strategies with all Social Studies teachers and students.
  • Grade 6 Social Studies and Reading teacher.
  • Developed resource and remediation materials for English and Social Studies curricula.
  • Enhanced Social Studies students' curiosity by using interactive notebooks and hands-on activities
  • Utilized reading comprehension strategies in social studies

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33. K-3

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Here's how K-3 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Implemented evidence-based research reading programs for K-3 Tier 2 & 3students in small group settings.
  • Developed and implemented a reading curriculum for 81 remedial K-3rd grade students per academic year.
  • Provided professional development support and assistance in reading to K-3 teachers and coaches.
  • Trained and supervised K-3 teachers in Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Assist children from grades K-3 with reading.
  • Evaluated all students in K-3, 4, and 5 using the PALS and QRI assessments.
  • Completed PALS testing for K-3 Conducted small group intervention for comprehension and fluency deficits
  • Teach reading to elementary students grades K-3 using the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention.

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34. Test Scores

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Here's how Test Scores is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to encourage student interest and enjoyment.
  • Managed Accelerated Reading Program and provided students with supplemental reading strategies which resulted in improved test scores.
  • Increased test scores and established alternatives for special education and English/Second Language students.
  • Developed differentiated literacy center activities based on student test scores 12.
  • Embedded leadership and educator position, teaching English department how to bring NECAP test scores up through model lessons and consultation.
  • Improved student test scores in reading by at least two grade levels by implementing new curriculum.
  • Worked closely with teachers in determining student needs based on test scores and teacher recommendation.
  • Increased student's English test scores by 22% through private tutoring and special attention.
  • Analyzed district needs by reviewing standardized test scores and highlighting notable trends in data.
  • Collaborated with Reading Specialist Team to promote strategies to increase student test scores.
  • Improved writing test scores from 8 percent to 30 percent proficient and above.
  • Helped to increase student test scores on high stakes tests.
  • Implement reading intervention strategies to support students with low reading test scores Motivate frustrated learners by utilizing creative small group interactive activities
  • Developed individualized academic plans for approximately 75 at risk students Improved test scores on State assessment
  • Prepared federal reports according to guidelines using pre-test and post-test scores.
  • Achieved pre-set goals for improving students' reading test scores.

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35. ELL

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Here's how ELL is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Developed an educational atmosphere where students had the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual and emotional growth.
  • Teach reading and spelling remediation lessons for students in individual and small group settings using Orton-Gillingham methodology.
  • Provide excellent customer service through identifying and prioritizing customer needs and achieving assigned sales targets.
  • Worked collaboratively with general and special educators as well as teaching assistants.
  • Utilized excellent selling approach; maintained strong product knowledge and styling capabilities
  • Collaborated with fellow teachers and supervisors to facilitate better learning.
  • Excelled in teaching writing and reading comprehension skills across curriculum
  • Implemented program which consists of letter/sound recognition, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and comprehension.
  • Utilize running records, spelling inventories, and other informal assessments to gain insight into my clients' strengths and weaknesses.
  • Maintained knowledge of current sales and promotions, as well as policies regarding returns, exchanges, and security practices.
  • School wide Tutoring Director for current students as well as students from the community for after school and summer tutoring.
  • Conducted an in-service training program to assist teachers with content reading as well as provided them with effective reading strategies.
  • Coordinated the school testing for the Standards of Learning for Va., as well as, the Stanford Achievement Test.
  • Collaborated with other educators, allied professional and wider community, as well as a resource to teachers, administrators.
  • Coach and evaluate teachers, aid with recruiting and interviewing new teachers, lead the Climate and Wellness Cadre.
  • Middle grade students improved in learning vocabulary words, Phonics, writing, and comprehension as well as reading.
  • Introduced daily reading and storytelling to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity for language based interactive activities.
  • Completed required reports and recommendations, as well as maintain accurate and current documentation on all contacts regarding cases.
  • Collaborated with fellow teachers creating programs and activities for at-risk students in preparation for the Ohio Achievement Assessments.
  • Educate and train dyslexic children and adults in the subjects of reading, writing, spelling and comprehension.

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36. Class Activities

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Here's how Class Activities is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Aided teacher in grading assignments, leading class activities, and keeping the students in order.
  • Perform one-on-one work with individual students, small group work, or class activities.
  • Planned and supervised class activities, to make learning fun
  • Choose appropriate books to read-Plan out activities for the children-Impromptu decision making when class activities change-Aid children in finding joy in reading
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Led engaging, thoughtful discussions and gave students clear explanations and directions so that class activities ran smoothly.

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37. Co-Taught

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Here's how Co-Taught is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Planned and co-taught daily writing lessons in the general education classroom.
  • Provided resources to and team co-taught with them.
  • Modeled lessons, co-taught lessons and provided constructive feedback to teachers.
  • Co-planned and Co-taught with teachers to develop curriculum and activities Resourced into student classrooms to provide educational support

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38. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Accomplished in behavior and classroom management, curriculum development and delivery, data analysis, and communications.
  • Use data analysis to drive instruction and standardized testing preparation.
  • Developed syllabus and overall course structure, data analysis, diagnostics and testing, and administered all grades.
  • Provided professional development and support to classroom teachers in the areas of reading and data analysis.
  • Provided support to the principal and superintendent in data analysis through SchoolPace.
  • Provided mentoring and professional development to teachers based on needs identified via data analysis, principal conference, and observations.

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39. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Identified at-risk learners, developed and implemented crisis interventions and modifications.
  • Provided crisis intervention and assisted families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle.
  • Educated staff, administration, and parents regarding bullying prevention and crisis intervention.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Provided crisis intervention, as needed, for students in and out of the classroom setting.

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40. Core Subjects

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Here's how Core Subjects is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Developed the Grade Recovery Program utilizing Compass Learning Odyssey for all core subjects and grades.
  • Coordinate with teachers on the team and others teams to enhance interdisciplinary learning experiences of core subjects for all students.
  • Adapt and apply innovative teaching methods for students with varying needs and talents provide one-on-one tutoring sessions for core subjects
  • Collaborated with all teachers to developed intervention strategies to createacceptable progress and maintain passing grades in core subjects for ESLstudents.

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41. Analyze Data

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Here's how Analyze Data is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Input and analyze data to monitor student achievement and make recommendations for curricular or instructional adjustments.
  • Administer tests, analyze data, and make recommendations for grouping students for reading and English instruction.
  • Compile and analyze data that is presented to teachers, administration and district leaders.
  • Analyze data to drive instruction and meet individual student needs.
  • Analyze data and create reports for submission.
  • Analyze data and form instructional groups.
  • Analyze data to guide instruction.

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42. Public Schools

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Here's how Public Schools is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Administered reading assessments and interventions for primary District of Columbia Public Schools.
  • Planned and implemented Virginia Standards of Learning Curriculum and Norfolk Public Schools Curriculum in English/Reading.
  • Position in the New London Public Schools system to help target students who have been systematically disadvantaged.
  • Completed required Gifted Education documentation for Atlanta Public Schools and the State Department of Education.
  • Read to Succeed - The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Additions Orange County Schools Volunteer
  • Coordinated referral for testing services through public schools for students with greater needs.

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43. Pssa

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Here's how Pssa is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Test Coordinator - plan and execute turn around training for teachers to administrator Benchmark, and PSSA assessments.
  • Prepare students for PSSA with small group instruction.
  • Assist teachers in preparing students for PSSA by developing lesson plans that align with thePennsylvania Assessment Anchors.
  • Focused on fluency and comprehension instruction for students not proficient on PSSA

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44. Informal Assessments

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Here's how Informal Assessments is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Monitored progress of students by administering formal and informal assessments
  • Administered, interpreted, and reported on both formal and informal assessments.
  • Conducted formal and informal assessments to chart the students' progress.
  • Conduct and analyze on-going formal and informal assessments of reading requirements of students through progress monitoring.
  • Monitor the reading and writing progress of students with the use of formative, summative, and informal assessments.
  • Prepared and administered, on-going formal and informal assessments to evaluate students' reading growth.

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45. K-4

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Here's how K-4 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted small guided reading groups that focused on reading and comprehension skills and techniques, grades K-4.

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46. K-2

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Here's how K-2 is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Designed and implemented supplemental reading instruction for all K-2 students at or below the 50%ile.
  • Maintain Palm equipment and provide technical support to all staff grades K-2.
  • Trained K-2 teachers on Accessing the Code reading curriculum.
  • Conduct Professional Development for pre-K-2nd grade staff.
  • Created, monitored, and implemented multi-age classrooms for K-2 students.
  • Worked directly with K-2 at risk students who scored below the 29% on their DIBELS.

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47. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Administered instructional strategies and analyzed, compiled and summarized data collection.
  • Position included selection of all materials, planning, instruction, and data collection.
  • Translated the specifications for the measure to the data collection tool correctly.
  • Reorganized and expanded school-wide data collection system to track student progress throughout the year and from grade to grade.
  • Coordinated ELL data collection and reporting in collaboration with administrators and data entry operators.
  • Review behavior programs and data collection for validity, reliability, and accuracy.

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48. Direct Instruction

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Here's how Direct Instruction is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Used direct instruction, cognitive comprehension strategies and high-interest literature in every lesson.
  • Provided comprehensive reading evaluations and direct instruction for students with reading/learning disabilities.
  • Assisted classroom teachers to implement a reading program, provided direct instruction for 9th-12th grade male students on a daily basis.
  • Scheduled students for individual, small group and the classroom model of direct instruction according to their program of study.
  • Provide direct instruction to students identified as eligible for reading services in an individual and small group setting.
  • Provide direct instruction and support to students.

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49. Orton-Gillingham

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Here's how Orton-Gillingham is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Utilized Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory teaching techniques using Wilson systems curriculum.
  • Tutored fifth grade students utilizing Orton-Gillingham method for improved reading levels by providing students with individualized lessons plans and supplemental materials.
  • Tutor - Orton-Gillingham / Project ReadSubstitute Teacher
  • Utilized Orton-Gillingham methods in the tutoring of reading, for both children and adults Designed and implemented reading and Spanish instructional lessons
  • Modify and structure the Orton-Gillingham reading intervention reading program to tailor the individual needs of each student.
  • Administered phonological awareness assessment to private students.Tutored individual dyslexic students using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

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50. Demonstration Lessons

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Here's how Demonstration Lessons is used in Reading Specialist jobs:
  • Provided demonstration lessons in the teaching of reading and writing as requested or required for classroom teachers implementing Common Core Standards.
  • Provide model demonstration lessons and team teaching for tiered support of educators.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Reading Specialist

Literacy15.5%
Classroom Management15.5%
Small Groups11.2%
Curriculum Development8.6%
Student Learning6.4%
Grade Level5.9%
Special Needs5.7%
Lesson Plans5.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Reading Specialist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Literacy
Literacy
12.5%
12.5%
2
2
Classroom Management
Classroom Management
12.4%
12.4%
3
3
Small Groups
Small Groups
9%
9%
4
4
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Development
6.9%
6.9%
5
5
Student Learning
Student Learning
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Grade Level
Grade Level
4.7%
4.7%
7
7
Special Needs
Special Needs
4.6%
4.6%
8
8
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
4.1%
4.1%
9
9
Mathematics
Mathematics
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Language Arts
Language Arts
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Dibels
Dibels
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
Phonics
Phonics
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Instructional Materials
Instructional Materials
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
RTI
RTI
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
IEP
IEP
1.6%
1.6%
16
16
Fountas
Fountas
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
DRA
DRA
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Pinnell
Pinnell
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
ELA
ELA
1%
1%
21
21
Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic Awareness
1%
1%
22
22
Content Areas
Content Areas
1%
1%
23
23
K-5
K-5
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
ESL
ESL
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
K-8
K-8
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Assessment Data
Assessment Data
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
K-6
K-6
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Dyslexia
Dyslexia
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Aimsweb
Aimsweb
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
K-12
K-12
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
State Standards
State Standards
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Social Studies
Social Studies
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
K-3
K-3
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Test Scores
Test Scores
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
ELL
ELL
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Class Activities
Class Activities
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Co-Taught
Co-Taught
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Core Subjects
Core Subjects
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Analyze Data
Analyze Data
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Public Schools
Public Schools
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Pssa
Pssa
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Informal Assessments
Informal Assessments
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
K-4
K-4
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
K-2
K-2
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Data Collection
Data Collection
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Direct Instruction
Direct Instruction
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Orton-Gillingham
Orton-Gillingham
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Demonstration Lessons
Demonstration Lessons
0.4%
0.4%

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