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Powerful Early Intervention Strategies to Help Students Struggling with Reading and Writing

(Grades K-2)

Presented by Deborah White
Award Winning Title I Teacher, Instructional Coach, Author, and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Intervention Specialists, ELL/ESL Teachers, Instructional Aides, and Administrators

  • Intervention strategies that are easy, practical, inexpensive, and immediately usable to help your struggling readers and writers
  • Highly practical strategies to support the Common Core State Standards Foundational Skills: print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, and fluency
  • Powerful methods for teaching comprehension and vocabulary to your most struggling students
  • Innovative management and scheduling ideas for providing guided writing to make significant differences to improve your students’ reading and writing
  • Quick and informative assessments to help you focus your instruction on what your students need the most

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This outstanding, NEW seminar focuses on literacy intervention strategies that can immediately be used with your struggling students in grades K-2. Deborah White will provide practical assessments, ideas, strategies, and guidelines for helping all your students find literacy success.

She will share effective methods for developing the important foundational skills of phonological awareness and phonics, along with ways to scaffold the comprehension of complex texts students need to be able to read to prepare for the rigorous Common Core State Standards.

You will learn innovative ways to use writing to promote phonics and comprehension along with ideas to easily differentiate your instruction to meet the needs of all your students, but especially those struggling with reading and writing. Deborah will share research-based strategies that are proven, practical and effective in classrooms just like yours.

You’ll leave this seminar with an extensive resource handbook filled with literacy-building materials that will help you implement these early intervention strategies immediately in your classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Incorporate Powerful, Research-Based Intervention Strategies
    Discover how to use ideas and strategies based on the latest research ... Proven interventions that are effective and practical to use in grades K-2
  2. Organize a Literacy Block for the Most Effective Teacher Scaffolding and Support
    A guide to establishing small, flexible groups in order to spend more time on assessment-identified individual needs and goals
  3. Use Writing to Improve Reading
    Discover answers to the question, “How do I begin?” ... A step-by-step guide for supporting writers who struggle the most ... Make writing the purposeful foundation for phonological awareness and phonics
  4. Design Brain-Friendly Anchor Charts and Materials to Scaffold and Support Literacy
    Innovative management and organization to help students efficiently and effectively use alphabets and word walls ... Encourage students to independently apply those skills in reading and writing
  5. Easy Ways to Differentiate Routines and Activities to Meet the Needs of All Your Students
    Sample lessons for a variety of needs that provide you time to teach rather than prepare materials ... Ideas you can use immediately!
  6. Effective Activities to Prepare Your Students for the Common Core State Standards Foundational Skills
    Research-based strategies to help your struggling students with phonological awareness and phonics ... Provide ALL your students with these key skills for literacy success so they can be prepared to meet the Common Core State Standards
  7. Implement Highly Supportive, Guided Reading Procedures
    A step-by-step process for forming, organizing and teaching small reading groups ... Look beyond reading levels to find the most effective strategies students need to learn ... Plus, tips to foster independence
  8. Use Quick and Informative Assessments to Guide Teaching Decisions
    Learn how to use the many levels of information that can be gleaned from listening to students read and analyze a writing sample ... Use this information to determine next instructional steps
  9. Model and Guide Interactive Read-Alouds to Develop Comprehension
    Dozens of specific, age-appropriate intervention strategies to teach children how to get meaning out of complex text
  10. Use Informational Text to Motivate Reading and Writing
    A step-by-step process for getting meaning from informational text and using the facts to write informative and opinion pieces

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical ways to identify and support your students who need extra help
  • Dozens of reading and writing strategies that align with the Common Core State Standards
  • Guided writing techniques that strengthen phonological awareness, phonics and comprehension
  • Ways to manage small groups to differentiate and support your struggling students
  • Ideas to incorporate guided comprehension into your literacy program to prepare students for complex text
  • How to use brain-based songs, chants and poems in shared reading to support independent phonics, word recognition and fluency skills
  • Fun and active methods for teaching new vocabulary
  • Easy ways to differentiate routines and activities to meet the needs of students
  • Strategic prompts and tools to encourage independence in reading and writing
  • How to match books to readers for successful and focused reading experiences
  • Developmentally appropriate methods to help students write and edit organized narrative, informational and opinion pieces
  • Engaging games and hands-on activities for sight words and phonics
  • Practical methods to promote word recognition, increase fluency and build comprehension
  • Ideas to organize your literacy block for effective use of your time
  • Where to find terrific and free online resources to support your literacy program
  • Incorporate the Gradual Release of Responsibility model to foster independence in your struggling students
  • Improve spelling through the use of effective, brain-based anchor charts and hands-on activities
  • Focus your literacy intervention efforts to better meet the needs of your struggling K-2 readers and writers

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As we work toward the full implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts the stakes have become even higher for our youngest students. By the end of second grade, students must be able to read and comprehend complex texts and write organized and clear narratives, opinions and informational/explanatory pieces.

I’ve spent over 30 years as an educator, and when I first viewed the new standards I worried that many of my students would struggle to meet them. But, I discovered with effective assessments that told me what my students needed and powerful intervention strategies targeting those areas, even struggling students could succeed. For this seminar, I have gathered the best intervention strategies I’ve used in reading and writing over the last 20 years as an intervention specialist and coach. These ideas will help you develop those oh-so-important foundational skills of phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, and fluency.

But we won’t stop there. It is critical to develop an expectation of comprehension with even our youngest readers. I’ll share effective techniques to develop high-level comprehension skills and vocabulary even as students are learning how to decode text accurately. You will also learn how guided and independent writing can support phonics and comprehension for all your students, especially those who are struggling. Developmentally appropriate and effective techniques will enable your students to independently write organized pieces and even edit on their own.

I know how important it is to be given resources and ideas that are ready to use immediately. All the ideas I will share with you are practical and can easily be differentiated to meet the needs of all your students. As an added bonus, you will receive a resource handbook to help you implement the ideas right away.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar as we journey toward building a strong literacy foundation with powerful early intervention strategies for all students.

Deborah White

P.S. All the ideas and strategies I share are classroom-tested, practical, research-based, and fun!

Who Should Attend

Designed for educators serving grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Intervention Specialists, ELL/ESL Teachers, Instructional Aides, 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:

  • Quick assessments to identify students’ strengths and target your instruction
  • Practical and low-cost ways to organize data to help you make key decisions about next steps
  • Powerful intervention strategies and lessons to help students struggling in reading and writing
  • Sample school and classroom organizational plans for finding the extra instruction time your struggling students need
  • A bibliography of outstanding professional resources and websites

Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas on how to best support struggling K-2 students in literacy.

Consultation Available
Deborah White will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own literacy 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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