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February 28, 2018

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Using Growth Mindset to Help Make Every Student a More Successful Reader

(Grades 3-6)

Presented by Kay Law
Outstanding Teacher and Nationally Recognized Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Working with Students in Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Intervention Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Growth mindset strategies to maximize your students’ abilities to interpret, collaborate and communicate information from both fiction and nonfiction complex text
  • Accelerate reading progress using high-impact reading lesson ideas and engaging activities that meet the unique needs of your grades 3-6 students
  • Practical, innovative strategies to impact student reading achievement for every student in grades 3-6
  • Innovative vocabulary, comprehension and background knowledge strategies that will better enable your students to persevere and experience greater success in reading

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This highly practical seminar has been specifically designed for educators working with students in grades 3-6 to help every student become a more successful reader. The focus of this unique seminar will be on practical ways to utilize growth mindset to strengthen reading instruction so that all of your students develop the necessary reading skills to become more competent, successful and fluent intermediate readers.

In this outstanding NEW seminar, Kay Law will share a wealth of ideas and strategies to help increase the reading skills of your grades 3-6 students; from your struggling to your more advanced readers. Kay will demonstrate and model reading lessons you can use in your classroom, complete with real student work samples.

You will leave with an extensive reading resource handbook filled with specific lesson ideas, model materials and strategies to support your students become more successful readers.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Use Growth Mindset Strategies to Strengthen Your Reading Instruction
    Increase the depth of your students’ thinking by encouraging risk taking, perseverance, stamina, multiple perspectives, and reflection
  2. Help ALL your Readers Become Independent, Proficient Readers
    Increase your readers’ academic success by helping them become more proficient readers
  3. Practical Ideas from the Latest Reading Research
    Learn dozens of practical applications of the most current research on effective reading instruction and correlations between growth mindset and successful readers
  4. Utilize Innovative Strategies to Take Your Students to Higher Levels of Reading Performance
    Incorporate highly effective thinking strategies which encourage the development of critical problem‐solving and problem‐finding skills needed for college/career readiness
  5. Accelerate the Reading Success of Every Student
    Acquire a variety of highly effective, proven strategies that will enhance the reading achievement every student – from the struggling to the high achiever
  6. Help Students More Effectively Utilize and Evaluate Online Information
    Learn practical strategies to help students evaluate online information for credibility and accuracy and utilize the most accurate sites
  7. Maximize Literacy Skills by Strengthening the Reading-Writing Connections
    Learn practical strategies for teaching students how to take what they have read in a variety of texts and apply it to how they write
  8. Establish a Literacy Environment that Supports the Unique Needs of Struggling Readers and Encourages Success
    Help struggling students step out of their comfort zone to tackle more challenging text ... Successfully increase your struggling students’ academic and literacy success – encouraging a “growth mindset” in your most reluctant readers
  9. Enable Your Students to Become More Fluent Readers
    How to help your students make that connection between owning the strategies of a fluent reader and using those strategies to increase both learning opportunities and achievement
  10. Receive an Extensive Reading Resource Handbook With Ready-to-Use Templates, Charts, Bibliographies, and Sample Lesson Plans
    Each participant will receive a resource handbook chock-full of classroom-ready materials to immediately use in your reading programs for students in grades 3-6

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Growth mindset strategies to help all students in grades 3-6 become more proficient readers
  • Ways to use growth mindset as a tool to turn your 3-6 grade readers into more critical thinkers using depth of knowledge
  • Innovative ways to use multiple sources – digital, media and text – to enhance literacy and increase stamina and motivation for even the most reluctant readers
  • Easy-to-implement growth mindset strategies to more fully engage ALL your readers in both small-group and large-group instruction
  • Proven techniques to help students learn how to produce their own questions, improve their questions and search for answers
  • Highly effective vocabulary activities that really make a difference for student growth and perseverance to tackle unknown words and concepts
  • Growth mindset strategies that encourage perseverance and reading improvement
  • Helpful daily formative assessment models, progress-monitoring devices and innovative ways to create high-quality products that authentically represent required reading outcomes
  • Specific ways to transfer critical reading strategies into science, social studies and mathematics
  • Practical ways to equip all of your students with a “toolbox” of the essential skills they need to become more independent readers
  • Classroom-proven strategies to promote inference skills and connections while enhancing comprehension
  • How to accelerate reading achievement and support fluent readers

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

For students to become successful readers of any text type, they must read – and read a lot! Extended periods of independent reading have been recognized as the number one way to build reading prowess. The expectation that our intermediate students will read more complex text adds further difficulty for many of our 3-6 grade students. As educators we face the challenge to make the “reading to learn” journey one that is relevant, rigorous and one that encourages in-depth thinking, creativity and communication. In this engaging idea-packed day, we will explore practical ways growth mindset can help enhance what you are already doing well while expanding your “toolbox” of instructional ideas to impact reading achievement. I have designed this seminar specifically for grades 3-6 educators to help ALL intermediate students become more successful readers.

As an experienced classroom teacher, I am thrilled to share dozens of innovative strategies to help 3-6 graders develop more skills as they tackle more rigorous text. Using literature, nonfiction and informational online sources, I will demonstrate vocabulary and comprehension strategies your intermediate readers can utilize; all the while, changing the reading culture in the classroom which encourages growth mindset, perseverance and stamina.

These strategies will help them become independent, proficient and successful readers. I will share easy-to-implement techniques for strengthening inference skills, connection building between fiction and informational text and accelerating content acquisition.

I firmly believe that there is much we can do as classroom teachers to help our students develop their reading skills and mindset for success that will not only make them more successful readers, but will assist them throughout their lives.

Sincerely,
Kay Law

P.S. Each participant will receive an extensive reading instruction resource handbook filled with specific lesson ideas, model materials and highly effective strategies.

Who Should Attend

Grades 3-6 Teachers, Reading Teachers, Literacy Coaches and Consultants, Intervention Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • A myriad of reading strategies you can use right away in your classroom to enhance your reading program in grades 3-6
  • Accessible resources for your classroom
  • Critical thinking and higher order thinking skills
  • Exemplary sample reading lessons for grades 3-6

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in reading strategies to enhance their reading programs.

Consultation Available
Kay Law will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own 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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