My 30 years of teaching were mainly as a Reading teacher. Finding interesting text is very critical to keeping a student engaged. Whether a passage is about giant sequoia trees or the duck billed platypus, kids are interested. I often end a lesson by finding an image or video of what we learned about.
Reading isn't my only teaching strength. I also teach writing. I start with a simple paragraph and move up to a full essay. My state of Florida gives 4th graders a Writing test every year. It is my job to prepare students to plan and write that essay. It is amazing to see a student start the year with a simple paragraph and end it with an essay that has a controlling main idea, transitional words, details, elaboration, and a high vocabulary.