Designed for K-2 classroom teachers. What do your students do at difficulty during guided reading instruction? Using student work samples and videos, learn to teach children to take strategic action while maintaining meaning.
Learn the driving forces behind the Common Core Standards, and see an example of how to teach the standards through a unit of study that integrates vocabulary, writing, word study, genre study, and social studies into a biography unit of study with a focus on US history.
Discover how project-based units can address many Common Core State Standards simultaneously. Learn how research, content learning, motivation, and the CCSS can come together through project-based pedagogy.
Designed for both beginning and advanced Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders. Learn more about the components of phrased and fluent reading including how phrasing and fluency affect comprehending and how phrased and fluent reading develops over time.
Guided writing is a small group approach to writing instruction that targets a specific skill or strategy students need to learn. Topics include analyzing writing samples to identify a focus strategy, creating powerful minilessons, and providing appropriate scaffolds and prompts that help accelerate students.
Comprehending beyond the literal level of texts is important. And inferring is a big part of being able to comprehend deeply. Participants will first learn how inferring fits into the complex reading processing system and then become better acquainted with the concept of inferring as they reflect on themselves as readers.
Meaning is the most important source of information for literacy learners; however, it may be hard to value "invisible" information over "visible" letters on the page. Understand the critical role of meaning as the guiding force of strategic activity, and explore how reading and writing weave together to support effective comprehension instruction that engages learners.
Planning for small groups of five or more students can be challenging, especially for beginning readers in Grades K-2. Each student has different literacy needs and different literacy strengths. Learn how meet individual needs in small groups incuding administering a running record and devising a plan for instruction.
Designed for Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders at any level of experience. Explore problem solving in writing, from composition to word construction, through theory, practice, and video demonstration.
Explore how to teach for accelerated progress in reading and writing by attending to the common elements of increasing control over ideas and story meaning, language structure, vocabulary growth, letter-sound linking, and speedy pick-up of visual information.
Learn how collaborative interactions, close observation, and documentation are foundational to Roaming Around the Known to provide opportunities for acceleration throughout a unique lesson series. Learn more about the key concepts of Roaming Around the Known and they provide the opportunity for accelerated learning.
Knowledge of language structure is innate for competent speakers. In order to understand how young children can be supported to use their language structure as a source of information, some of this innate knowledge will be brought under close examination.
Selection of appropriate texts is critical. Explore the challenges a child might encounter in the first reading of a new story as he uses several sources of information, constructs meaning, and problem solves while maintaining fluency.
Designed for all Reading Recovery professionals. Summer reading activity must be a focus for maintaining former Reading Recovery students' reading achievement. Learn ways to eliminate summer reading loss by enhancing student access to books.
Designed for Reading Recovery and Literacy Lessons professionals. Structure or syntax is an important source of information for readers as they read texts. Learn more how to support children learning to use structure in both reading and writing,
Learn how to create opportunities for children to acquire deep knowledge of literacy and the world, to apply flexible strategies to solve problems, to weigh alternative solutions and make wise decisions, and to work collaboratively with others on innovative projects.
Designed for Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders as well as classroom teachers. Analyze how teachers can analyze the complexities of meaning, structure, and visual information in a text to help choose the 'right book' for one student or a group of students.
We now have several studies demonstrating that every child could be reading on grade level by the end of first grade. Explore solutions to America's reading problems such as adding reading instruction by expert specialist teachers, and providing powerful professional development for kindergarten and first-grade teachers.