Designing a Reader’s Workshop
Designing a Reader’s Workshop involves a shift in philosophy and a passionate teacher. Do you want your teachers to balance whole class, small group, and independent reading? Participants will learn how to use all of these methods in their classroom to create lifelong readers and a culture of reading that will extend school-wide!
Purposeful Practice: Small-Group Collaborative Workshop
What students do while the teacher is working with a small group- matters! Do your teachers need help with the routines for Small Group Collaborative Work (SGCW)? Do your teachers need help making their Small Group Collaborative Work purposeful and engaging? This presentation will give participants new ideas for innovative and easy ideas to help manage and maintain Small Group Collaborative Work. Participants will leave with ideas that are practical and manageable for teachers while being engaging and meaningful for our most important clients- students.
Differentiated Reading Instruction Workshop
In classrooms all over the country, teachers are challenged to help all students read on grade level. Guided Reading is how we differentiate reading instruction and meet the needs of our readers who are not yet on grade level. While Guided Reading is not a new best practice, this training helps teachers soar with this method of small group instruction. Participants will examine the teacher’s role before, during, and after, reading.
Assessment of Guided Reading: Running Records and MSV Workshop
Do your teachers need a better understanding of how to use authentic and formative assessment at the Guided Reading table? This presentation will assist teachers in learning how to take a Running Record and analyze it for a reader’s use of Meaning, Syntax, and Visual (MSV). In addition to learning how to take and analyze, teachers will understand how to use the information gained with this assessment to impact instruction at the Guided Reading table.