Bureau of Education & Research Logo
Bureau of Education & Research Video Training Programs

On-Site PD Course

Bring this seminar to your school or district!



On-Site Guarantee
BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested.

We recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Enhancing Your Reading and Writing Instruction:

Practical Strategies that Work!
(Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Presented by Carolyn Mcmahon
Outstanding Educator, Author and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Working with Pre-K and Kindergarten Students: Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, Head Start Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Special Education Teachers and Staff, and Administrators

  • Increase the reading and writing skills of your pre-K and kindergarten students with innovative and practical strategies that will accelerate their literacy development leading them to greater school success
  • Highly effective guided reading strategies designed just for pre-K and kindergarten students
  • Strategies to teach the text types of narrative, opinion and informative/explanatory writing to your pre-K and kindergarten students
  • Differentiate your reading and writing instruction to accelerate less experienced students while moving your more experienced students to the next level
  • Dozens of reading and writing mini-lessons to develop the skills expected of pre-K and kindergarten students
  • Numerous work stations that engage students in real reading and writing practice and application of skills

Practical Ideas and Strategies

It seems that expectations for our pre-K and kindergarten students are rising every year – read earlier, write more and produce different forms of writing, respond to their reading, work independently and for longer periods of time, and the list goes on. How can we help our young students meet these lofty goals and keep them motivated and excited about learning to read and write at the same time? Join nationally recognized early literacy teacher and presenter, Carolyn McMahon, for a day filled with practical, engaging strategies you can use immediately to accelerate the literacy skills of all your students, regardless of their readiness levels.

Not only are all of her ideas practical, but they are meaningful and intentional strategies that will help students continuously grow their reading and writing skills. As a lover of literature, Carolyn will also share dozens of books your students will enjoy reading over and over again along with ways to use the books to increase reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. You will leave this seminar with a wealth of highly practical ideas, strategies and activities to greatly increase your young learners’ literacy skills. In addition, you will receive an extensive resource handbook that will help you implement all the ideas immediately when you return to your classroom!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Strengthen the Reading and Writing Skills of Your Pre-K and Kindergarten Students
    Dozens of strategies, ideas and lessons to engage your students in reading and writing and build on their strengths to take them to the next literacy level … Strategies that work!
  2. Specific Mini-lessons for Emerging and Beginning Readers
    Numerous mini-lesson ideas for emerging and beginning readers focusing on specific skills ranging from concept of print to decoding and learning high-frequency words
  3. Writing Lessons to Help Your Young Writers Get Their Ideas on Paper
    Help your students learn that writing is meant to communicate for real purposes … Ideas your students will love whether they are at the stage of drawing, dictating, labeling, or writing sentences
  4. Outstanding Guided Reading Strategies Designed Specifically for Pre-K and Kindergarten
    Complement whole class core instruction with small group guided reading to provide differentiated reading instruction … Ideas you can use immediately to better meet the literacy skills of all your students
  5. Work Stations for Practicing with Purpose to Increase Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Skills
    Multiple, timesaving work stations for pre-K and kindergarten students that are skill-based, practical and realistic to engage your students in independent reading and writing
  6. Introduce and Work with the Different Text Types of Narrative, Opinion and Informative Writing
    Utilize age-appropriate strategies to teach the text types of narrative, opinion and informative/explanatory writing with your pre-K and kindergarten students … Ideas that will get your students excited about writing
  7. Differentiate Your Instruction to Better Meet the Wide-Range of Readiness and Learning Levels
    Your students come to school with a wide range of experiences, skills and knowledge … Learn ways to differentiate your reading and writing instruction to accelerate less experienced students while moving your more experienced students to the next level
  8. Meet the Needs of Your Students Using Developmentally Appropriate Practices
    Developmentally appropriate strategies for young learners using mini-lessons, whole group activities, and reading and writing work stations … Better reach your students by meeting them at their level of readiness
  9. Children’s Literature Perfect for Motivating Students to Read and Write
    Engage your readers and writers with books “too good to miss!” including those that focus on specific text types … Create student writers who use classic and new, award-winning literature to respond to text
  10. Increase Your Teaching Options and Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Return to your classroom with an extensive resource handbook packed with practical ideas, strategies, activities, tips, sample materials, and resources – all designed for immediate use with your pre-K or kindergarten students

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical reading and writing strategies to significantly boost your pre-K and kindergarten students’ success in school
  • Pre-reading and pre-writing activities to jumpstart your developing readers and writers
  • Guided reading strategies to focus on specific skills for different readiness and reading levels
  • Literacy work stations that have students respond to text types using their own independent expression
  • Discover the value of quality, well-written writing prompts that create writing excitement with your youngest readers and writers
  • Dozens of reading and writing mini-lessons to develop the skills expected of pre-K and kindergarten students
  • What the rest of your students can do in literacy work stations while you work with individuals or small groups
  • Strategies to teach the text types of narrative, opinion and informative/explanatory writing to your pre-K and kindergarten students
  • Engage your readers and writers with books “too good to miss!” including those that focus on specific text types
  • Multiple timesaving work stations for pre-K and kindergarten students that are skill based, practical and realistic
  • How to help students learn to respond to reading using classic and new award-winning literature
  • Increase your teaching options with dozens of easy-to-use activities and strategies to enhance your reading and writing instruction
  • Developmentally appropriate strategies for young learners through mini-lessons, whole group activities, and reading and writing work stations
  • Numerous work stations that really engage students in real practice and new application of skills
  • Student-proven mini-lessons that emphasize the skills pre-readers and developing readers need to move to the next level of reading
  • Seamlessly link reading and writing activities for your diverse students
  • Demonstrations of numerous reading, writing, listening, and speaking strategies to encourage and strengthen your students’ academic development
  • How to create work stations that scaffold students for greater independence

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I heard a quote not long ago that I embrace as I work with students and teachers: “If you want a child to read, give him a pencil. If you want a child to write, give him a book.” Reading and writing with our youngest learners is my love and my passion. Let me share with you that excitement as we spend a day together that is loaded with reading and writing connections.

Let’s begin the reading and writing journey at this one-day seminar together by using quick and easy daily reading and writing strategies. Dozens of mini-lessons will enhance your teaching and your students’ learning! Through practical and timesaving work stations, students will begin their independent learning. Quality class read-alouds are an important part of our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten day. You will learn the qualities of text type reading and writing, and create useful and valid prompts that your students will understand and respond to with ease. I will model multiple lessons that address the common benchmarks and objectives of a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten reading and writing program.

You will leave this day with useful strategies that can be used immediately. The seamless link between reading and writing in our classrooms allows us to celebrate every student’s success.

I can’t wait to share what I have found to be the best reading and writing strategies for our youngest readers and writers. Come ready to write! Renew your love for reading with new titles and old favorites!

Sincerely,
Carolyn McMahon

P.S. You will receive my extensive resource handbook filled with practical ideas, strategies and lessons you can use immediately!

Who Should Attend

Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, Head Start Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Special Education Teachers and Staff, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Reading and writing work stations that are ready-to-go!
  • Picture book lists, including text type and quality focus for both class read-alouds and student reading response
  • Several ready-to-print-and-use activities for pre-K and kindergarten emergent readers
  • Ready-to-use writing prompts that address text types
  • Writing rubrics that are expressly written for pre-K and kindergarten to assess your students’ writing

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other pre-K and kindergarten educators interested in enhancing their reading and writing instruction.

Consultation Available
Carolyn McMahon will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your programs.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!