About Jacquie Rhoades

Jacquie is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, mentor, and author. Her students, family, and friends have provided the inspiration and encouragement for everything she has written. I especially want to thank my brother, Tom, who taught me to keep moving on no matter what.

The purpose of this blog to highlight concepts found in my publications and share the work of many excellent educators found in the United States and throughout the world.

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Jacqueline J. Rhoades (Jacquie) holds a Masters of Science degree in education from Mt Saint Mary’s College Los Angeles as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Long Beach State University. She holds California credentials in elementary (k-8), special education/learning handicapped /severely handicapped (preschool-adult), resource (preschool-college), and administration (preschool-secondary).

As owner of The Reading Company, she received Minority Advocate of the Year awards from 3 members of the United States House of Representatives, three members of the California State Senate, and five members of the California State Assembly.
Reading coordinator, literacy leader, elementary teacher, secondary teacher, special education teacher, college instructor, education specialist in special education for eight northern California counties are among the many roles that inspired Jacquie’s curriculum.

As an instructor, she developed and modified, final products using feedback from her students and fellow teachers. Her service in education led to a local Teacher of the Year Award, Teacher Recognition Award for Outstanding Service in the Teaching of Reading, and Merit Award for Outstanding Service as an Adjunct Professor at Dominican College San Rafael Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education Credential Programs.
Jacquie’s publications have been used as textbooks in classrooms, University, and homeschooling enviornments throughout the United States and in fifteen additional countries. 

The following is a rather formal description of Jacquie's (Jacqueline J Rhoades) work. 

Individual Lessons Derived from Rhoades to Reading (Publication 2017)
Teaching Cursive 
Letters of The Alphabet
Sounds of the Alphabet
Reading Activities
Sight Words 1-20
Sight Words 21-40
Sight Words 41-60

Stand-Alone Curriculum 
-Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition (2011): Charleston, SC: Create Space
-Rhoades To Reading (1999): Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
-Who’s the Future For ? (1994): California Department of Education and Transition Rehabilitation Project/Sacramento State University.
-Who's the System For? (1994): Cal
ifornia Department of Education and Transition Rehabilitation Project/Sacramento State University.
 

Publications (complete listing below)
-Co-Authored nine books designed for kindergarten through college-level teachers. Includes reading strategies, core curriculum, classroom management, lesson planning and sample lessons. ITA Publications & National Education Service.                                                                                                            
-Co-Authored two chapters that appeared in If Mind Matters...A Forward To the Future (1992). Skylight Publishing, Inc.
-Co-Authored four journal articles with a focus on cooperative learning, instructional strategies, and/or thinking skills found in Cooperative Learning, Cooperation in Education and The Journal of the Australian Association for Co-operative Education.
-Authored and Co-Authored six newsletter articles on reading strategies, thinking skills and/or cooperative learning. Found in ASCD Cooperative Learning Newsletter, Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, Cogitare, CARS Newsletter, and The High Success Connection.
-Co-Authored four manuals relative to policy, staff development planning, cooperative learning and the student study team. The California State Department of Education Special Education Resource Network
.

Awards
Local Minority Advocate of the Year Awards,  Presented by:
-CHARRO -Minority Business Enterprise Center,
-John Campbell United States House of Representatives
-Gary Miller United States House of Representatives,
-Loretta Sanchez United States House of Representatives,
-Denise Ducheny California State Senate,
-Bob Dutton California State Senate,
-Bob Huff California State Senate,
-Chuck DeVore California State Assembly,
-Curt Hagman California State Assembly,
-Tony Mendoza California State Assembly,
-Brian Nestande California State Assembly,
-Jose Solorio California State Assembly,
-Ronald O. Loveridge, Mayor for City of Riverside California,
-Mike Gardner, Mayor Pro Tempore for City of Riverside California

*Teacher of The Year – Sequoia Middle School, Fontana, CA. 1998-1999 school year.
*Teacher Recognition Award for Distinguished Service in The Teaching of Reading: Arrowhead Reading Council and CA State University San Bernardino School Of Education. 1997.
*Merit Award for Outstanding Service – Adjunct Professor: Dominican College San Rafael Elementary, Secondary and Special Education Credential Program. 1985.

Credentials
-Administrative Services Credential 
Grades: Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 1-12 and Adult Classes (CA – Life)
-Standard Teaching Credential 
Grades: Elementary K-9, Mentally Retarded K-12. (CA – Life)
-Specialist, Learning Handicapped, Severely Handicapped
Grades: Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 1-12 and Adult Classes. (CA – Life)
-Resource Specialist Certificate (CA – Clear)
 
 Public School Experience
-1987-2002  Title I Coordinator, Staff Development Specialist, Reading Teacher, Literacy Leader, Program Specialist, Program Manager, Elementary Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Resource Specialist Teacher – Fontana Unified School District – Fontana CA.
-1983-1985  Program Specialist for Staff Development – Mendocino County Schools, Ukiah, CA.
-1981-1984  Education Specialist – Special Education Resource Network, Region 8 (Northwestern 8 counties of CA), California State Department of Education, Ukiah, CA.
-1976-1981  Reading Coordinator, Resource Specialist Teacher – Willits Unified School District, Willits, CA.
-1970-1976  Elementary Teacher, Special Day Class Teacher, Resource Specialist Teacher – Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA.

  Higher Education Experience
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1982-1987  Adjunct Professor – Dominican College, San Rafael, CA (Ukiah CA Campus). 
Mainstreaming, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Methods, Methods and Materials for Teaching The Learning Handicapped.
-1981-1989  Adjunct  Instructor Extended Education – Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. Mainstreaming, Cooperative Learning.

 Education
-1972  Masters of Science in Education, Minor Mental Retardation – Mt. Saint Mary’s College and Frostig Center, Los Angeles, CA. 
-1970  Bachelors of Science, Sociology – California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

Workshops                                                                                                                                                            
Conducted no less than 450 workshops for education agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia and India. Topics include: Reading Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Transition to the Workforce, Curriculum Adaptations for Students with Learning Disabilities, Staff Development Planning and Lesson Planning.


Jacqueline J. Rhoades
PUBLICATIONS
Curriculum
 
Rhoades, J. (2011). How to Use Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J. (2011). Student Workbook A: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J. (2011). Teaching Guide for Student Workbook A: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J. (2011). Student Workbook B: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J. (2011) Teaching Guide for Student Workbook B: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J. (2011). Student Workbook C: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J. (2011). Teaching Guide for Student Workbook C: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J (2011). Student Workbook D: Rhoades to Reading 2nd Edition. Charleston, SC: Create Space.
 Rhoades, J (1999). Rhoades to Reading Level I Student Workbook. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J. (1999). Rhoades to Reading Level I Teaching Guide. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J. (1999). Rhoades to Reading Level II Student Workbook. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J (1999)Rhoades to Reading Level II Teaching Guide. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J (1999)Rhoades to Reading Level III Student Workbook. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J. (1999).Rhoades to Reading Level III Teaching Guide. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J. (1999).Rhoades to Reading Level IV Student Workbook. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J. (1999).Rhoades to Reading Level IV Teaching Guide. Alta Loma, CA: Rhoades & Associates.
 Rhoades, J. ((1994). Who’s the Future For?  California State University Sacramento & California State Department of Education Department of         Rehabilitation Transition Project: Sacramento, CA.
 Rhoades, J. ((1993). Who’s the System For?  California State University Sacramento & California State Department of Education Department of Rehabilitation Transition Project: Sacramento, CA.

 Books
 McCabe, M. & Rhoades, J. (1994). Staff Meetings That Work: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992). Language Arts & Simple Cooperation: Ideas for Writing Across The Curriculum: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992). Lessons From Cherry Creek: A Handbook for Cooperative Learning: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992). Outcome-Based Learning: A teacher’s Guide to Restructuring The Classroom: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992). Social and Academic Activities for the Cooperative Classroom: Bloomington, IND: National Education Services.
 
McCabe, M. & Rhoades, J. (1988) The Nurturing Classroom: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1988). Language Arts & Simple Cooperation: Ideas for Writing Across The Curriculum: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 McCabe, M. & Rhoades, J. (1986) Cooperative Meeting Management: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 McCabe, M. & Rhoades, J. (1985) How to Say What You Mean : Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications. 
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1985). Simple Cooperation in The Classroom: Ukiah, CA: ITA Publications.
 
 Book Chapters
 
Rhoades, J.& McCabe, M. (1992). Developing Responsibility Through Cooperation. In Costa, A., Bellanca, J., & Fogarty, R. If Minds Matter: A Forward To The Future.
 McCabe, M. & Rhoades, J. (1992). Developing Responsibility Through Cooperation. In Costa, A., Bellanca, J., & Fogarty, R. If Minds Matter: A Forward To The Future.

 Journal Articles
 
Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1993) Reaching Beyond the Traditional Classroom. Cooperative Learning, 13.4.
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1993) Minds Touching The Future Today. Cooperative Learning, 13.2.
 
Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992) Prediction Analysis: A Cooperative Technique To Integrate Language Arts and Social Studies. Cooperation in
 Education, 7.1
.
 McCabe, M. (1992). Thinking and Cooperative Learning. The Journal of the Australian Association for CO-operative Education. 1.1.

 Electronic and Hard Copy Newsletter Articles
 
Rhoades, J (2003, August) Teach Observe Publish {online}. 
http://teachers.net/gazette/AUG03/rhoades.html
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992).
Monitoring Student Progress. The High Success Connection, 1.1.
 
Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1992). The Interactive Classroom-More Than Cooperative Learning-A Direct Link To The Future. The High Success      Connection, 1.1.
 Rhoades, J. & McCabe, M. (1991). Teaching Thinking Skills Through Cooperative Learning.. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching II.1.


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