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Increase THIRD GRADERS’ LEARNING: Current, Best Strategies to Strengthen Your Third Grade Program

Presented by Cindy Merrilees
Outstanding Third Grade Teacher and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for THIRD GRADE Teachers

  • Learn current, practical strategies to increase your third graders’ achievement in reading, writing and math!
  • Practical, innovative ways to teach the reading skills students need to tackle different text types, close read text and meet your state standards for reading
  • The most current math strategies specifically designed for third grade
  • Student-proven writers workshop and writing routines perfect for third grade, including helping students write from sources
  • Innovative ways to use current technology including best, free or low-cost apps and websites ideal for third grade
  • The best, new children’s books for third graders and how to use them to teach foundational reading and writing skills for both literature and informational text
  • And much, much more!

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Third grade students are a unique and exciting group! Some are still learning to read while others are reading to learn, some have a handle on number sense and math concepts while others need more intense instruction in basic skills. The only thing they have in common is there is still a wide range of needs in every class! This requires third grade teachers to have a large tool kit filled with strategies to meet every student at their level. This seminar will fill your tool kit with dozens of new and practical ways to meet all your students’ needs.

Cindy Merrilees, a current and popular third grade teacher, will share with you practical, research-based teaching strategies ideal for use in your third grade classroom. You will discover dozens of outstanding strategies to increase your third graders’ achievement in reading, writing and math. Each of these strategies have been proven in successful third grade classrooms. You’ll leave with many new ideas and resources to help you enhance the learning of your own third graders.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Strengthen and Enhance Your Third Grade Program
    Join popular third grade teacher, Cindy Merrilees, for a day filled with practical strategies, ideas and activities you can use immediately to strengthen learning in your third grade classroom
  2. Learn Current Research-Based Strategies for Third Grade Literacy Instruction
    Benefit from learning the best ways to enhance powerful reading, writing, listening, and speaking routines for third grade … Discover how to increase third graders’ reading proficiency and comprehension using best practices
  3. Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Third Grade – Catch them Before they Fall Behind!
    Practical, student-friendly steps you can take toward a differentiated classroom … Powerful intervention strategies that can help your third graders stay on track and find success
  4. Writing Workshop, Writing Routines and Writing from Sources
    Get your third graders writing more with a writing workshop format that is student- and teacher-friendly … Build writing routines that provide the consistent writing practice needed to develop confident and fluent writers … How to help your third graders more effectively write from sources to argue or inform
  5. Best Practices in Third Grade Math Instruction – Increase Math Fluency and Problem Solving
    Learn best practices to ensure your third graders master your state math standards … Discover great strategies to help third graders master math facts for greater fluency
  6. Greatly Increase Your Third Graders’ Vocabulary – Key to Reading and Writing Success
    Learn vocabulary strategies that will carry over to speaking, reading and writing … Discover practical ways to increase academic vocabulary that you and your third graders will enjoy
  7. Learn the Best New Apps to Use in Third Grade
    There are literally thousands of apps designed for educational use … Learn which ones are the best to use in third grade and where to find them
  8. Discover the BEST NEW Children’s Books Perfect for Third Grade
    Learn about new children’s books and how to best use them to meet your third grade state standards in literature and nonfiction … Discover new titles and old favorites too!
  9. What’s New for Third Grade Science and Social Studies
    Discover the newest trends in science and social studies instruction that will get your students hooked on learning critical third grade concepts … Learn how to use apps and web resources to increase your students’ motivation and excitement in science and social studies
  10. Incorporate Your ELA State Standards into a Long-Term Project Your Students will Love
    How to apply all the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and technology into one digital project that will engage all your students … Perfect for your third graders!

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Dozens of innovative and practical strategies to increase your third graders’ achievement in reading, writing and math!
  • How to scaffold reading instruction to help third graders read and learn from different text types
  • Specific instructional strategies to teach third graders to close read text
  • Practical and doable ways to teach the reading skills students need to tackle different text types
  • Teach your students to write from sources to inform or make an argument
  • What’s most critical for teaching third grade math
  • Student-proven, writers workshop format that works!
  • Innovative ways to use current technology including best, free or low-cost apps and websites perfect for third grade
  • Current math strategies specifically designed for third grade
  • The best new children’s books and golden oldies and how to use them to increase reading and writing skills with your third grade students
  • Specific, new strategies for working with complex informational and literary text
  • Powerful reading and writing routines to increase your third grade students’ reading and writing proficiency
  • When and how to use the new “mentor texts” to increase the writing skills of your students
  • New, timesaving teacher tips to help you work smarter, not harder
  • Powerful intervention strategies that will help you catch those students who are struggling before they fall too far behind
  • Ideas for differentiating your instruction to meet the learning needs and styles of all your students
  • How to make sense of your state standards and incorporate them into your third grade instruction
  • See Cindy’s third grade student samples to show how the strategies work
  • Learn Cindy’s top websites for third grade and how to use them for instructional purposes
  • Dozens of new ideas and strategies that have been classroom-proven for third grade students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a current third grade teacher, I know the challenges you face. We strive to meet the wide range of academic and social needs, prepare our students for high stakes testing and keep them engaged in real learning. With your students in mind, I have designed this seminar with the realities of the classroom at the forefront. You will walk away with the ability to create an environment that engages third graders in current best practices.

Through the use of classroom examples, current third grade student work, and an extensive third grade teacher resource handbook, we will explore the following topics:

  • New, classroom-tested methods that increase third graders’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Teacher-friendly ways to differentiate instruction for third graders using practical strategies and learning routines
  • Ideas for using literature and nonfiction throughout your day
  • Math strategies to increase math fluency, understanding and problem solving
  • Numerous free and low-cost apps and web resources

Using my own classroom tested techniques you will find ideas to immediately use in your own third grade classroom. During our fast-paced day together we will focus on the instructional strategies that will make your third grade classroom interactive and highly engaging for you and your students. My goal is for you to walk away with dozens of ready-to-use lessons and resources that allow you to work smarter, not harder in enhancing your third grade classroom program.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing a fast-paced day with dozens of new, practical ideas that you can take back to your third grade classroom immediately.

Sincerely,
Cindy Merrilees

P.S. All of the ideas have been classroom-proven with my own third grade students and are practical for all third grade teachers!

Who Should Attend

Educators Working with Students in Grade 3: Classroom Teachers, Consultants 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:

  • New, classroom-tested methods that increase third graders’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Teacher-friendly ways to differentiate instruction for third graders using practical strategies and learning routines
  • Ways to align your state standards with what you are teaching

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other third grade educators to enhance their programs.

Consultation Available
Cindy Merrilees will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own third grade classroom.

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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