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The Most Effective Strategies to Help Your Struggling Readers Achieve and Exceed
Your State Standards for Reading

(Grades K-5)

Presented by Denise Gudwin
Outstanding Teacher, Author and Nationally Recognized Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades K 5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Literacy Coaches, Interventionists, and Principals

  • The most effective reading practices to help your struggling readers achieve greater success with your state standards for reading
  • Practical ways to help close the achievement gap of struggling readers
  • Dozens of highly effective intervention strategies
  • Practical strategies for aligning your reading instruction for struggling readers with your state standards
  • Receive an extensive reading instruction handbook filled with numerous ideas and valuable, practical strategies

Practical Ideas and Strategies

If you are searching for the most effective ways to help your struggling readers achieve greater success with your state standards for reading, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss. In this outstanding seminar, nationally recognized expert on effective reading instruction, Dr. Denise Gudwin, will share with you the most powerful intervention strategies to accelerate the reading achievement of your struggling readers.

You’ll learn practical, research-based and classroom-tested ways all aligned to state standards that will help you to embed comprehension, fluency and early literacy strategies into many of the lessons to increase the reading achievement of your struggling readers. You’ll also learn innovative vocabulary and background knowledge strategies to use with your struggling readers that will help them experience greater success in meeting and achieving the rigorous expectations of your state standards for reading.

You’ll leave with an extensive reading instruction resource handbook that will help you immediately implement the strategies presented in this seminar when you return to your classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Utilize the Most Effective Intervention Strategies
    Learn how to efficiently implement the most effective intervention strategies aligned with your state standards for reading to increase the reading achievement of your struggling readers
  2. Motivate Your Struggling Readers and Increase On-Task Learning
    Engage your most challenging students with high-impact strategies that increase motivation and increase time-on-task … You may be surprised at how simple some of them are to implement!
  3. Incorporate Your State Standards for Informational and Nonfiction Text into Your Literacy Block and Beyond
    Learn ways to use informational and nonfiction text to increase achievement in a standards-based curriculum
  4. Boost Reading Achievement and Maintain Rigorous Expectations
    Learn innovative vocabulary, fluency and background knowledge strategies to boost reading achievement and maintain the rigorous expectations identified in your state standards
  5. Significantly Increase Fluency
    Learn simple, yet highly effective, tricks to significantly increase the impact of fluency instruction using practical fluency strategies and proven interventions
  6. Turn Your Struggling Readers into Critical Thinkers
    Use a wide range of comprehension and metacognitive strategies to help your struggling readers develop deeper levels of understanding
  7. Strengthen and Build on Your Existing Reading Program for Struggling Readers
    Target what your students really need and what you need to add or change to your existing reading program, with your state standards in mind
  8. Discover How to Teach Combined Strategies to Boost Reading Achievement
    Embed comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and early literacy strategies into many of the lessons to boost the achievement of your struggling readers
  9. Implement Effective Grouping Strategies Designed to More Deeply Engage Your Struggling Students
    Make the most of your small group and large group instructional time … Learn easy-to-implement, proven strategies to more fully engage your struggling readers in a varied framework
  10. Receive an Extensive Reading Instruction Resource Handbook

    Each participant will receive a detailed reading instruction resource handbook packed with innovative ideas and ready-to-use strategies for maximizing achievement for your struggling readers

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • The most effective intervention strategies aligned with your state standardsfor reading that will increase the achievement of your struggling readers
  • Significantly increase fluency using highly effective oral reading fluency strategies and interventions
  • Increase your use of Digital Literacy Resources to help your struggling students
  • Use nonfiction text to increase achievement in a standards-based curriculum
  • Teach combined strategies for increased retention and achievement by embedding comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and early literacy strategies into your lessons
  • Engage your most challenging readers with high-impact strategies that increase motivation and increase time-on-task
  • Turn your struggling readers into critical thinkers using a wide range of comprehension and metacognitive strategies for deeper levels of understanding
  • Boost the reading achievement of your struggling readers by using proven strategies of scaffolding, high expectations and the gradual release of the responsibility model
  • Significantly increase word knowledge through a new way of using word walls, vocabulary choice, strategies, and the love of words
  • Align your current reading program to your state standards for reading
  • Engage reading strategies using high-quality literature in a collaborative think-aloud and read-aloud
  • Denise’s top twenty strategies to accelerate the success of struggling readers … Be prepared for some surprises
  • Discover new tips to motivate struggling readers and increase their reading achievement
  • Increase reading achievement and nurture non-fluent readers as they move toward being fluent
  • Innovative vocabulary, fluency and background knowledge strategies to boost reading achievement and maintain the rigorous expectations identified in your state standards
  • Locate the most useful resources that support the needs of struggling readers
  • Make the most of your small group and large group instructional time
  • Use multiple sources – digital media and text – to enhance literacy and increase motivation for even the most reluctant readers
  • Easy-to-implement, proven strategies to more fully engage your struggling readers in both small-group and large-group instruction
  • Implement a wealth of organizational strategies for your struggling readers to use immediately in your classroom and independently in the future

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I feel fortunate in my career as an educator that I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles to support students and teachers. By far though, my most rewarding experience as an educator has been in helping every student become a more successful reader.

Reading competency is critical for the academic success of all students, yet it is the largest stumbling block for many. Background knowledge, oral language, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, motivation, and interest are building blocks that can truly raise the reading achievement of our students who struggle. A variety of practical reading strategies will be explored through active participation that will make a difference in our teaching practices. All of the strategies I share will be aligned to your state standards, providing effective strategies you can use right away.

During this unique seminar, you will have a day of collaborating, reflecting, discovering, learning, practicing, and connecting previous knowledge to fresh ideas. My goal is for you to leave this seminar with a plethora of strategies and dozens of ideas for future implementation in your classroom. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my knowledge and experiences during this valuable time together. I encourage you to attend in teams from your school if at all possible – it will be a bonus for you and your colleagues to work together toward a common goal! However, whether you attend alone or with a team, we will work collaboratively to reach and teach each of our students, using the most effective instructional literacy practices.

I look forward to spending the day with you!

Sincerely,
Denise M. Gudwin, PhD

P.S. You will also receive an extensive reading instruction resource handbook filled with numerous ideas and valuable, practical strategies all aligned with your state standards that you can use immediately to assist you in helping to increase the reading achievement of your struggling readers.

Who Should Attend

Grades K 5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Literacy Coaches, Interventionists, and Principals.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • A myriad of reading strategies that you can use right away to better support the needs of struggling readers
  • Accessible resources aligned to your state standards for your classroom or schoolwide implementation
  • Step-by-step descriptions of dozens of powerful strategies to successfully teach early literacy, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Management and organizational tips to strengthen your reading program for struggling readers
  • Easy-to-implement adaptations to immediately enrich your teaching and close the achievement gap

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators who are also interested in practical ways to improve reading achievement of struggling readers in grades K 5.

Consultation Available
Denise Gudwin will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own reading program for struggling readers.

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!