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Helping Your Students Meet and Exceed State Standards for Reading and Writing

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Allyson Burnett
Outstanding Secondary Teacher, National Presenter and Author

Specifically Designed for all Educators Working with Students in Grades 6 12: Teachers of English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, ELL, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Practical, ready-to-use strategies to help students meet and exceed the rigorous state standards for reading and writing in grades 6-12
  • Numerous, short and practical mini-lessons as well as in-depth strategies to meet the wide range of student reading and writing abilities in your English/language arts and content-area classes
  • Highly effective ways to increase your students’ motivation, participation and success as readers and writers
  • Specific scaffolds to help struggling students read and process challenging texts required for your state standards
  • Skill-building strategies to help students approach new texts and writing tasks with greater confidence and success
  • Learn specific ways to help students write to task, purpose and audience to increase their success on state standards
  • Easy-to-implement ideas to ensure your teaching aligns with the reading and writing exams

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Secondary teachers who are charged with helping students meet state standards for reading and writing need practical, research-based and easy-to-use strategies to effectively teach the standards into their content areas. In this powerful seminar, Allyson Burnett, an experienced secondary teacher who works closely with the standards, will “show you how” to build the infrastructure of skills your students will need to not only meet the standards, but enable them to approach new texts and writing tasks with confidence.

Her “one-bite-at-a-time” philosophy of teaching and modeling strategies will help you gain a better understanding of what you can do in your own classroom to move from theory to action. From in-depth strategies to short and practical mini-lessons, you will gain numerous ideas and methods to use with even your most struggling readers and writers. Join Allyson and your colleagues for a fast-paced day to help you work smarter, not harder, to meet your state standards!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical, Research-Based Strategies to Help Your Students Meet the Rigorous Reading and Writing State Standards in Grades 6-12
    Discover ways to focus instruction to increase your students’ reading and writing skills to meet and exceed your state standards … Strategies you can use immediately in your secondary program
  2. Powerful, Targeted Mini-Lessons to Improve Students’ Skill Acquisition in both Reading and Writing
    Explore the use of mini-lessons as a way of teaching students how to identify supporting evidence, embed evidence in writing and use transitions to hold ideas together … Mini-lessons that will fit into what you currently teach and align with your state standards
  3. Discover the “Core-of-the-Core” Pre-Requisite Thinking Skills and How to Teach Them to Your Students
    Learn how to help students identify the central idea, write a concise summary, draw conclusions, and make inferences in relation to what they are reading as foundational pre-requisites to tackling the standards … Ideas and strategies you can apply to any content area
  4. Learn Specific Ways to Help Students Write to Task, Purpose and Audience
    Help students to understand the “task-purpose-audience” set of standards and strategies to provide rehearsal in order to develop these skills … Specific ways to increase the quality and clarity of student writing
  5. Learn Effective Techniques to Help Struggling Readers and Writers Meet the Standards
    Apply the suggestions of the architects of state standards by providing research-based scaffolds that enable struggling students to “read like detectives” and “write like investigative reporters”
  6. Help Students Integrate Information and Draw Conclusions from Multiple Texts
    Learn a step-by-step strategy that takes students through the process of reading texts, drawing a conclusion from multiple sources and writing a constructed response that requires embedded textual evidence as support
  7. Help Students Who Can’t, Won’t or Don’t Read
    Practical and effective interventions to more effectively respond to students who struggle with literacy and lack the motivation to try … Increase success with your most difficult-to-reach students
  8. How State Standards for Reading and Writing Change What You Currently Do
    What do your state standards for literacy really mean for all secondary teachers? Gain valuable insights, deepen your knowledge and clarify questions regarding state standards
  9. Incorporate the Instructional Shifts that Will Help Your Students Become College and Career Ready
    Increase understanding of what practices you can implement to increase rigor in alignment with the reading and writing standards
  10. Greatly Increase Your Teaching Options to Meet Your State Standards
    Receive an extensive resource handbook that is filled with high-quality free resources from the web, a wealth of websites with free texts, lesson plans, rubrics, and templates to help students meet state standards in reading and writing

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Innovative and ready-to-use strategies to meet and exceed state standards for reading and writing in your grades 6-12 classrooms
  • Easy-to-make instructional shifts to increase rigor in reading and writing
  • Mini-lessons that help students learn how to successfully embed textual evidence as supports in their writing and use transitions as the glue to hold their ideas together
  • Effective ways to help students draw conclusions from multiple sources and write constructed responses using text-based evidence
  • Practical strategies to create the infrastructure of skills that enable students to approach texts with confidence
  • Scaffolds to help struggling students access and process challenging texts
  • Websites with free texts, lesson plans, rubrics, and templates to help students meet your state standards in reading and writing
  • Strategies that produce coherent writing in a style appropriate to the task, purpose and audience
  • Four key thinking skills necessary for college and career readiness
  • Effective ways to work with students who can’t, won’t or don’t read
  • Outstanding ways to implement the reading and writing standards in English, social studies, science, and other content-area classes

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

State standards provide us a common set of expectations for what students will need to know and be able to do in terms of reading and writing across content areas within our own schools; however, they also provide some concern for teachers in all subject areas in secondary schools. English teachers are being asked to incorporate the study of more informational texts in addition to the fiction that currently dominates their required curriculum. Social studies, science and other content teachers are dealing with teaching students how to read and write in addition to the content they need to cover. As a secondary teacher myself, I understand both sides of this equation and have designed this seminar to help you get answers!

This seminar is about helping your students meet and exceed state standards with a wealth of practical strategies for reading and writing. I will show you how to teach your students the infrastructure of skills that enable them to approach new texts with confidence – fiction and informational. I will give you strategies for enhancing how your students tackle text, identify central ideas, draw conclusions, make inferences, and much more. You will also gain numerous ideas for helping your students focus their writing to the appropriate task, purpose and audience along with how to use mini-lessons that teach students key skills for writing stronger, quality pieces.

The responsibility for helping students with your state standards is a heavy weight on our shoulders. Any time I face what seems to be a nearly undoable task, I think of a well-known rhetorical question: How do you eat an elephant? Remember the answer? One bite at a time! So, let’s address our work with state standards today “one bite at a time.”

Sincerely,
Allyson Burnett

P.S. You will also receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical and proven strategies, along with numerous websites that offer free texts, lesson plans, rubrics, and templates to help make your work easier as you implement state standards in reading and writing.

Who Should Attend

Educators Working with Students in Grades 6-12: Teachers of English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, ELL, 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:

  • A wealth of websites with free text, lesson plans, rubrics, and templates to help students meet and exceed state standards for reading and writing
  • Organizers for teachers to use with their content-specific texts to help show students how to identify central ideas, key supporting details and ideas, and write summaries
  • Ideas to help students summarize and draw conclusions from multiple sources
  • Strategies for effectively embedding textual evidence in constructed response answers
  • Definitions and processes to show students how to develop the foundational habits of mind they will need to meet state standards for reading and writing

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators implementing state standards to strengthen students ’ reading and writing skills.

Consultation Available
Allyson Burnett will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own 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!