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February 2, 2010

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Using Powerful Guided Reading and Writing Strategies to Strengthen Your KINDERGARTEN Students’ Literacy Skills

Presented by Kim Holsberry
Outstanding Kindergarten Teacher and National Literacy Trainer

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Specifically Designed for KINDERGARTEN Teachers

  • Dozens of practical, highly effective ideas for using guided reading and writing strategies to strengthen your entire kindergarten literacy program
  • How to most effectively incorporate guided reading and writing, read-alouds, phonics, modeled and interactive writing, journal writing, and more – specifically for kindergarten
  • Outstanding, classroom-proven strategies to organize your reading and writing program to promote success for every kindergartner
  • Demonstrations, displays, samples of kindergartners’ work, and an extensive resource handbook designed just for KINDERGARTEN Teachers

Practical Strategies

In this idea-packed, NEW seminar designed specifically for kindergarten teachers, Kim Holsberry, a current full-time kindergarten teacher herself, will share proven ideas for using the most effective guided reading and writing strategies to strengthen your students’ literacy skills. Kim will share dozens of outstanding strategies, tips and activities to encourage all of your students to read and write at appropriate developmental levels. Throughout the day you will learn how to most effectively organize, manage and incorporate guided reading and writing as essential elements of your literacy program.

Kim will fill the day with “right back to your classroom” strategies, new perspectives and impressive methods to streamline your time while maximizing your students’ achievement in reading and writing. You’ll find wide-ranging success for your kindergarten students as Kim provides a wealth of practical, purposeful teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of today’s kindergarten students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Build a Highly Effective Guided Reading and Writing Program for Your Kindergartners
    Discover innovative ideas for effectively using guided reading and writing instruction with our youngest learners and guiding them towards independence … How to organize your literacy block efficiently and effectively
  2. Guided Reading: Strategies, Organization and Management that Work for Kindergarten
    Highly effective guided reading lessons for emergent to developing readers … Practical ideas, tips and “how to’s” for flexible groups, strategy instruction, phonics skills, matching books to readers, management strategies, and more
  3. Organize Your Guided Writing Program with Purpose and Direction
    Learn organizational tips for creating a highly effective, balanced writing program . . . How to plan and organize a sequence of guided instruction that provides for growth over time
  4. Foster Emergent Writing Through the Use of Modeled and Interactive Writing
    Explore step-by-step sequences that will help kindergartners move through the stages of writing towards independence … Learn the best ways to build these models into your day
  5. Strengthen Comprehension and Vocabulary Development Through Shared Reading and Read-Alouds
    Discover practical ideas you can use that will increase vocabulary and understanding . . . How to incorporate comprehension strategies into your students’ read-alouds and shared reading
  6. Develop Your Young Writers’ Craft Through Connections with Literature
    Learn the most powerful ways to use literature as a tool for focusing on the craft of writing … Suggestions for planning motivating author studies
  7. Create a Print-Rich Environment to Support All Curriculum Areas
    Effectively incorporate wall stories, charts, pictorials, pocket charts and more to help young readers and writers gain strategies and skills … Discover easy, practical and fun ways to create a print-rich classroom
  8. Utilize the Power of Mini-Lessons in Guided Reading and Writing Groups
    Learn the most effective methods for teaching mini-lessons … Discover the essential components and content of a mini-lesson, and when to use them – both with whole class and guided groups
  9. Use Nonfiction to Build a Highly Effective Balanced Literacy Program
    Dozens of suggestions for incorporating nonfiction into your literacy program — from environmental print to writing … How to use nonfiction to address listening and speaking standards
  10. Ideas, Ideas and More Ideas!
    Outstanding sample lessons, new and innovative ideas and dozens of practical techniques that you can use immediately – all designed specifically for teachers

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical ways to design the most effective guided reading lessons for your kindergarten students
  • Proven methods to incorporate strategy instruction and phonics skills into your guided reading lessons
  • Successful techniques to utilize controlled vocabulary in guided reading for your challenged learners
  • Practical ways to help your students gain confidence and understanding of the relationship between talking and writing
  • How to strengthen your kindergartners’ comprehension through read-alouds
  • Outstanding research-based strategies to improve vocabulary development
  • Innovative ideas for using author study to enhance your literacy program
  • Proven instructional techniques to reinforce the skills of phonemic awareness and phonics through guided writing
  • Outstanding ideas to increase comprehension by helping your kindergartners make connections with literature
  • Step-by-step procedures to set up a highly effective guided writing program in kindergarten
  • Specific ways to develop a management system and teaching strategies that promote student independence and accountability in reading and writing
  • Key conferencing techniques that boost kindergartners’ writing abilities and enthusiasm
  • How to incorporate wall stories, pictorials, vocabulary charts, graphic organizers, and pocket chart activities to support your curriculum
  • Easy ways to create classroom print that involve all your students and invite them to read
  • Proven techniques to explore nonfiction as a “way in” for reluctant readers and writers
  • How to develop an effective writing program for your kindergartners that respects your time
  • Multiple strategies to improve your students’ fluency
  • Effective techniques to incorporate Reading To, Reading With and Reading By into a balanced program
  • Proven ways to incorporate Writing To, Writing With, and Writing By to enhance your writing program
  • The most successful strategies to teach for understanding and independence

A Message From Your Seminar Leader, Kim Holsberry

Dear Colleague:

As an experienced kindergarten teacher, I understand the demands we face as we strive to provide the best learning environment possible for our young students. Working with my own kindergarten students on a daily basis, I am acutely aware of what is expected of our youngest learners. It is a daunting challenge but it has so many unique rewards.

In this seminar, I am dedicated to sharing practical, research-based ideas and strategies to implement guided reading and writing in our kindergarten classrooms. All of the ideas, activities, strategies, and tips you will receive have been successfully used in my own work with kindergartners. My goal is for you to experience a day of thoughtful reflection and inspiration, and to also take back dozens of ideas that you can implement immediately in your own classroom.

You will receive an extensive resource handbook that is full of ideas for using guided reading and writing strategies as well as outstanding ways to enhance your reading and writing curriculum. Throughout the day I will be sharing new concepts designed specifically to strengthen your kindergarten students’ literacy skills. Please join me and other kindergarten teachers as we focus on practical ways to enhance our students’ learning.

I look forward to our day together!

Kim Holsberry

P.S. The many practical ideas I’ll share are research-based and classroom-proven. You’ll receive outstanding, ready-to-use strategies that can be implemented immediately in your own kindergarten classroom.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is most appropriate for Kindergarten Teachers, K-1 Teachers, Multiage Teachers with Kindergartners, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff Members, Literacy Coaches, Specialists who work with Kindergartners, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

You’ll Receive an Extensive Kindergarten Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive kindergarten resource handbook especially designed for the kindergarten classroom. You will receive dozens of “ready-to-use-tomorrow” ideas, lessons and resources you can implement immediately in your own classroom. Included in the handbook are:

  • Strategies for implementing highly effective guided reading and writing instruction geared specifically for kindergarten students
  • Dozens of classroom-proven techniques to incorporate guided reading and writing, read-alouds, modeled and interactive writing, journal writing, phonics instruction, and more
  • Specific components of a kindergarten balanced reading and writing program
  • Essential components and content for powerful mini-lessons
  • Step-by-step ways to strengthen your kindergarten students’ vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
  • Scheduling ideas and daily routines that support and enhance a balanced literacy classroom

Kindergarten Materials on Display
Dozens of child-made materials, class-made books, literature ideal for guided reading and writing, center ideas, and child samples of literacy projects at all developmental levels will be on display at the seminar. Feel free to bring your camera.

Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas about enhancing the literacy skills of kindergartners.

Consultation Available
Kim Holsberry will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding the unique needs of your own kindergarten program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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