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Touching the Spirit®
African American Culture-Centered Educational Excellence

Augusta Mann’s
Intensified Accelerated (IA) Teaching Strategies

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The Collection is Organized by Five Main Literacy Skill Groups and Ten Areas of Knowledge with African American Culture as a Unifying Thread.

Five Main Literacy Skills Groups

  • Phonics; Academic Vocabulary and Background Knowledge; Reading Comprehension; Writing; Reading in Math

Ten Areas of Knowledge

  • Ancient African and African American History; Oceans; Animal Life; Human Body; Universe; Plant Life; U. S. Constitution; World Geography; Forces and Motion; Weather/Climate

African American Culture

  • Nine African American Cultural Themes;
  • Touching the Spirit®  Applying Cultural Knowledge in the Achievement of Educational Excellence for African American Students

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

Nine African American Cultural Themes:  Spirituality; Resilience; Humanism; Communalism; Orality and Verbal Expressiveness; Realness; Personal Style and Uniqueness; Emotional Vitality; Musicality/Rhythm

Touching the Spirit®: Five Teaching and Learning Patterns:  Ritual; Rhythm; Recitation; Repetition; Relationships

Touching the Spirit: Nine Supportive Practices

FIVE MAIN LITERACY SKILLS GROUPS

——PHONICS——

Phonics— Mann’s Seven Intensified Accelerated Strategies
Mann’s Seven Intensified Accelerated Phonics Strategies in a Full Day Workshop

Phonics—Edward Fry’s 1,000 Most Common Word List
**Videos #7—#11 are the foundational teaching strategies for the mastery of Fry’s Word List

Phonics—Adventures of Charles and Tameka —Original Student K-1 Beginning Readers (downloadable paper booklets-students illustrate)
**Videos #3—#11 are the foundational teaching strategies for the mastery of each of the student readers. Lessons using the student readers start only after students have mastered all their letter names and consonant sounds and are beginning to progress in learning the Highly Recurring Phonic Elements Chart.

Phonics—Highly Recurring Phonic Elements Chart

Phonics—Phonic Pattern Hopscotch and Intensified Board Drill—with Primary Grade Text on the Human Brain and U.S. Constitution

Phonics—Phonic Pattern Word Lists

Phonics- Parents At-Home Phonics Lessons
**See Videos # 6 and #7 as background for the videos listed below.

Phonics—Flash Cards for Fluency

——ACADEMIC VOCABULARY AND BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE——

Academic Vocabulary–“Dancing Definitions”

 General Building of Academic Background Knowledge .

Academic Vocabulary—“Synonym Triplets”

Academic Vocabulary—Prefixes Study

Academic Vocabulary—Parents– Home Activity

Academic Vocabulary—Using Popular Culture Texts

Academic Vocabulary—Using Manipulatives for Student Engagement

——READING COMPREHENSION——

Reading Comprehension—Strategy:  “Essential Summaries”

Reading Comprehension—Main Ideas and Details

Reading Comprehension—“Panel Books”

Reading Comprehension—“Punctuation Marks Recitations”

Reading Comprehension—“Two-Part Recitations”

Reading Comprehension —Math

Reading Comprehension—Pronouns and Antecedents

Reading Comprehension–Using Texts Related to Popular Culture  
Cause and Effect, Summarization and Characterization

——WRITING—— 

Avoiding Run-On Sentences

Essay Writing–General

Narrative Writing

Organization of Text

Use of Descriptive Language in Writing

Writing Summaries, Main Idea and Detail

Opinion and Argumentative Writing

——MATH (Reading and Vocabulary)——

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——BOOKS, VIDEOS, and BOOK LISTS—— 

TEN AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

1A. Ancient African and African American History

1B.  African American History

2. Oceans

 

3. Animals

 

4. Human Body

5. Universe

6. Plants

7. U.S. Constitution

8. World Geography

9. Forces and Motion

 

10. Weather/ Climate

Messages to My Subscribers—(The messages that are separate from ones that are embedded in a teaching video) She also sends written messages via the Patreon message process.

 
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