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Help Your Students Meet or Exceed Your State Standards for COMPLEX TEXT

(Grades 3-6)

Presented by Kay Law
Outstanding Teacher and Nationally Recognized Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading and Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators Serving Grades 3-6

  • Effective, ready-to-use tools to address complex text in literature, informational text and the foundational and vocabulary skills of reading
  • “Close reading” strategies to help your students meet and/or exceed the rigorous state standards by analyzing complex text
  • Differentiate the range of reading and the level of complex text through integrating state reading standards into science, social studies/history and technology
  • Learn methods to identify more complex text while keeping students engaged in content-rich reading material
  • View displays, models and student samples, and receive an extensive complex text resource handbook filled with dozens of lessons, templates, activities, and outcomes of close reading and complex text designed just for grades 3-6 teachers

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This highly practical, NEW seminar has been specifically designed for grades 3-6 educators to help students meet or exceed the rigorous state standardsfor complex text. Experienced classroom teacher and nationally recognized presenter, Kay Law, will share dozens of innovative strategies to help students address text complexity standards in literature, informational text and the vocabulary skills of content reading. Kay will share easy-to-implement techniques for strengthening inference skills, analysis of more complex text, supporting complex ideas, and accelerating content acquisition. Kay will demonstrate model lessons you can use in your classroom, complete with student work examples.

Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with specific lesson ideas, model materials and highly effective strategies to support your students in meeting state standards in complex text. You will leave this seminar equipped with a wealth of highly effective teaching strategies and resources you’ll be able to use immediately in your classroom to help all your students successfully read more challenging text.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Provide Your Students with a “Toolbox” of Skills to Tackle More Complex Text
    Learn easy-to-implement lessons you can use in your classroom the very next day … “Close reading” techniques, inference strategies, analysis of the text, vocabulary acquisition, supporting complex ideas, making connections, and more
  2. Create a Classroom Where All Students Learn to Efficiently Read More Challenging Text
    Learn how to more effectively use formative assessment results to provide explicit direction for what comes next in the learning progressions … Receive proven models for providing choices and options for classroom projects and activities as well as equitable ways of assessing student work so all students are stretched to work at their most challenging reading level
  3. Learn Innovative Thinking Strategies that Take Students to Higher Levels and Greater Depth of Reading Performance
    Acquire new thinking strategies which encourage creative, critical, problem-solving and problem-finding strategies
  4. Discover the Best Resources for Determining What Makes Text Complex
    Discover the most helpful resources and materials that will help in your classroom planning that are easily accessible, quality driven and authentic
  5. Equip Your Struggling Readers with the Tools They Need to Read More Complex Text
    Struggling readers need specific strategies to help them read at higher levels of difficulty … Here’s how
  6. Strengthen Your Repertoire of Comprehension Strategies that Align with Your State Standards
    Learn a variety of research-based comprehension and “close reading” strategies that your students will need to apply when reading to keep up with the expectations of increased difficulty of text identified in the standards
  7. Proven Strategies for Teaching with Informational Text in the Content Areas of Science, History and Technology
    Utilize research-based approaches for teaching comprehension of nonfiction text including vocabulary, background knowledge, text features, and more … Strategies that focus on reading with meaning using nonfiction mentor texts from books, magazines and other resources
  8. Increase Vocabulary Acquisition and Use of Essential Reading and Content Words
    Learn how to implement the dimensions of complex text by moving students to academic and domain specific vocabulary
  9. Empower Your Students with Efficient Ways to Read More Complex Text for Critical Information
    Provide your students with the efficient tools they need to find the information they are seeking and evaluate information for authenticity and accuracy
  10. Receive an Extensive Complex Text Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with numerous strategies for increasing student success with more complex text … The ideas and strategies demonstrated during the seminar are included in the handbook

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical, innovative strategies to help your students meet and/or exceed the rigorous state standards by reading and understanding more complex text
  • How to assemble daily “close reading” activities so students can work toward the next learning progressions
  • A variety of effective frameworks that promote qualitatively different reading experiences for advanced learners while providing support for readers who struggle with complex text
  • Ways to help your students learn the most efficient strategies to read text in the content areas of science, history and technology
  • How to set realistic and consistent goals to move students into more complex text throughout the year
  • Proven assessment practices that encourage more able learners to produce more rigorous and challenging work while scaffolding techniques for your ESL, resource and twice-exceptional students
  • Effective, ready-to-use tools to address complex text standards in literature, informational text, literacy within the content areas, and the foundational and vocabulary skills of reading
  • How to more effectively differentiate the range of reading and the level of text complexity through integrating common core reading standards into science, social studies/history and technology
  • Time-efficient strategies to better organize and manage your reading program in grades 3-6 classrooms to meet the expectations of analyzing more complex text
  • A variety of proven methods for addressing increased complex text in daily “close reading” assignments
  • How to create challenging learning opportunities that are qualitatively different for your advanced readers while providing the support of ESL and struggling readers’ needs
  • Proven ways to build greater rigor, depth and content rich reading experiences within your current reading program

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

With state standards now being implemented, many of us in the classroom are asking how can we provide a quality reading program that encourages rigor and challenge when students seem to struggle with the new elevated standards of complex text. How can we provide ALL students with the reading skills they need when there are so many gaps in students’ reading abilities?

As an experienced classroom teacher, I have faced these same challenges on a daily basis. In my search to align my classroom reading program with current state standards’ expectation to increase students’ abilities to read and understand more complex text, I found few resources that provided practical insights on what really needs to happen at the classroom level.

Consequently, I have designed this seminar to provide other educators working with students in grades 3-6 practical solutions to these challenges. My goal in this seminar is to share with you a wealth of the most effective strategies I have found to help all students successfully read more challenging text. It’s been my experience as a classroom teacher, whether reading literature or informational texts, that by increasing the complexity of the text and responsibly applying those skills in all subjects, students can tackle a multitude of academic challenges. I believe we can help our students develop their reading skills and provide an environment of more challenging text that will not only make them college/career ready but will assist them throughout their lives.

Sincerely,
Kay Law

P.S. As a classroom teacher, I know how precious your time is. My focus in this seminar is on highly practical strategies that I know work in real classrooms.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading and Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I 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:

  • Sample lessons
  • Libraries of resources and research
  • Copy-ready frameworks for teachers to use in their classrooms
  • Reading instruction resource materials
  • And more!

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators who are also interested in practical ways to help students achieve greater success with more complex text.

Consultation Available
Kay Law will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own reading program.

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!

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