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Increase the READING Skills of Your Students Who Struggle the Most

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Allyson Burnett
Outstanding Secondary Teacher, Certified Reading Specialist, National Presenter, and Author

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Specifically Designed for all Educators Working with Students in Grades 6-12: Teachers of English/Language Arts, Reading, ELL, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Practical, ready-to-use strategies to increase the reading skills of your most struggling readers in grades 6-12
  • Discover the most important interventions for struggling readers in grades 6-12 and how to incorporate them into your instruction
  • Writing strategies to respond to reading and help students draw conclusions and summarize what they read
  • Give your struggling students strategies they can use to remember and recall important information that will help them be more successful readers
  • Scaffolds to help struggling students access and process different kinds of text
  • What works with struggling readers in grades 6-12 and easy-to-make instructional shifts to help close the achievement gap
  • Receive the comprehensive resource handbook Allyson wrote specifically for this seminar that is filled with a wealth of strategies that can be implemented immediately in any instructional setting

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you looking for tools to help you better meet the needs of your most struggling readers? Would you like highly effective interventions to make text more accessible to your struggling readers and give them strategies to read, think about what they read and remember critical information? This seminar offers practical answers to these questions and much, much more. In this powerful seminar, Allyson Burnett, an experienced secondary teacher, will show you how to build the infrastructure of skills and habits necessary to help students in grades 6-12 approach text with greater confidence and give you the strategies to make text more accessible for them.

Using the structure of her creative “make it a habit to read4success” approach and modeling, you will gain a better understanding of what you can do in your classroom to move from theory to action. She will share practical and doable strategies you can use to help students establish a purpose for reading, remember what they read, read with greater independence, summarize their reading, and build their vocabulary. Join Allyson for a fast-paced day to help you work smarter, not harder, to increase the reading skills of your students who struggle the most.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical, Research-Based Strategies to Increase the Reading Skills of Your Students Who Struggle the Most
    Discover the most important strategies and interventions that you can use in your classroom for struggling readers in grades 6-12 … Struggling students need a different instructional focus – easy-to-make instructional shifts and strategies
  2. What Struggling Students Have Missed and How You Can Fill the Gaps in Their Reading Skills
    Struggling students in grades 6-12 often have gaps in their reading skills that can be addressed … Learn what those gaps typically are and what you can do to help students fill them
  3. Five Key Instructional Strategies that Work with Struggling Students
    Discover how you can use the five instructional practices that struggling students need in grades 6-12 … Research-based strategies to accelerate your students’ skills
  4. Help Students Who Can’t, Won’t or Don’t Read
    Practical and effective interventions to more effectively respond to students who struggle with literacy and lack the motivation to try … Increase success with your most difficult-to-reach students
  5. Two Kinds of Writing All Struggling Readers Need to Succeed
    Writing summaries and drawing conclusions … How to teach students to find and use evidence in their reading to draw conclusions … Strategies to teach your struggling readers to summarize what they read – a key skill in reading to understand all kinds of text
  6. Make Learning Stick … Struggling Students Need Extra Support
    Most struggling students don’t know how to learn or process the strategies that come more naturally to successful students … Learn what you can teach struggling students in grades 6-12 to make learning stick
  7. Highly Effective Strategies to Increase Your Students’ Vocabulary
    Incorporate highly effective strategies to help students learn and remember content vocabulary … Explore the important relationship between vocabulary, reading and writing
  8. Ready-to-Use Strategies to Guide Struggling Students Before, During and After Reading
    Ideas and strategies students can learn to help them prepare to read text and monitor themselves as they read to ensure comprehension … Effective after-reading strategies to use in all content areas
  9. Plan for Success with Literacy Lessons and Templates
    Incorporate strategies into your daily instruction with easy-to-use lesson plans and templates … Create an action plan to ensure successful implementation of the strategies
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook Packed with Practical Strategies
    Receive a comprehensive resource handbook filled with a wealth of strategies that can be implemented immediately in any grades 6-12 instructional setting

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical, outstanding strategies to support your students in grades 6-12 who struggle the most with reading
  • Proven, ready-to-use ideas to give your most at-risk learners the reading skills they need to read with understanding
  • Discover the three most important interventions for struggling readers in grades 6-12 and how to incorporate them into your instruction
  • Practical strategies to create the infrastructure of skills to help students approach text with greater confidence
  • What you can do in your content instruction to help struggling readers in grades 6-12 access and understand text
  • Highly effective strategies to help struggling students learn and remember important vocabulary
  • Increase your struggling students’ motivation, participation and success as readers
  • Lesson plans to help you plan for struggling readers and templates to help students keep track of and organize their thinking
  • Identify the strategies proficient readers use in grades 6-12 and learn how to teach your struggling readers these same strategies
  • Explore the relationship between vocabulary, reading and writing, and how it impacts learning
  • Writing strategies to help students in grades 6-12 process and demonstrate their understanding of what they read
  • Learn what you can teach struggling students to make learning stick
  • Create an action plan to ensure the successful implementation of strategies
  • A wealth of strategies to positively impact struggling students’ reading progress in grades 6-12
  • Highly effective methods to motivate even your most reluctant readers

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

While we are all enthusiastic about preparing our students to be successful in school and beyond, we are also potentially concerned about meeting the needs of our students who struggle the most with literacy skills – reading and writing. How can we help these students develop the skills they need to understand and apply what they read across the content areas? I have designed this seminar to show you how to help your students who struggle the most when asked to read.

I believe in the power of building good reading habits. So, when faced with the challenge of helping struggling readers in grades 6-12, I applied the idea of having them learn, build and rehearse the four powerful reading habits used by those who are most successful at extracting and constructing meaning from text. When my students learn to “make it a habit to read4success” they are able to establish a purpose for reading, keep track of their thinking, identify challenging vocabulary, access background knowledge, synthesize, and remember their reading. These strategies have made a significant difference for my students, and I am excited to show you how to use them with your most struggling readers in all your classes.

This day is about helping you give your at-risk students strategies to tackle text to find the important details, summarize what they read and draw conclusions – all necessary to meet your rigorous state standards and be successful in school and career. We will take a closer look at high-impact reading interventions and key instructional strategies to help struggling readers learn including chunking instruction, scaffolding, interacting, pacing, and monitoring. I will show you what I have found really works in grades 6-12 and will model for you the infrastructure of the skills your students will need. You will leave with ready-to-use strategies that will help your students learn how to read with greater independence and understanding. You will quickly be able to take what we know works and make it happen in your classroom.

Join your colleagues and me for a strategy-packed day filled with ideas that really work and walk away with a renewed confidence in your ability to assist your students who struggle the most with reading.

Sincerely,
Allyson Burnett

P.S. You will also receive the extensive resource handbook I wrote specifically for this seminar that has all of the ideas, strategies and resources you need to increase the reading skills of your struggling students.

Who Should Attend

Grades 6-12 teachers of English/language arts, Reading, ELL, Special Education staff, Title I staff, 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:

  • Definitions and processes that will show students how to develop the habits of good readers
  • Organizers for teachers to use with their content-specific text to show students how to identify central ideas, key supporting details and write summaries
  • Ideas to help students draw conclusions based on evidence
  • Structures to help students write in service of reading
  • Organizers to help students keep track of their thinking by marking the text with margin notes

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in increasing the reading skills of their struggling students.

Consultation Available
Allyson Burnett will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your grades 6-12 classrooms.

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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