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Accelerating the Reading Skills
of Your Title I Students

(Grades K-5)

Seminar Presented by Deborah White
Award Winning Title I Teacher, Literacy Specialist and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Title I Educators Including Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists and Paraprofessionals Working with Title I Students in Grades K-5

  • Effective, research-based and practical techniques for successfully teaching the key areas targeted in No Child Left Behind: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, plus writing
  • Proven strategies for quickly assessing your students’ strengths and areas of concern so you can focus your instruction
  • Easy, research-based adaptations to help your Title I reading students be successful in their classrooms
  • Quick and powerful ideas to increase comprehension and help students demonstrate their abilities on high-stakes testing
  • Numerous model lessons you can use immediately to successfully accelerate your struggling students’ reading skills
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dozens of practical, research-based strategies that you will use for years

Practical Strategies

The No Child Left Behind Act has made it even more critical to use every available moment and resource to focus our teaching of reading on what really makes a difference for struggling readers. This outstanding seminar will include dozens of innovative, research-based teaching strategies to increase the reading success of your Title I students. You will learn how to assess and use assessments to target instruction that will accelerate reading growth. You will discover how to incorporate research-based strategies for an effective Title I program, whether you use a pull-out or in-class model. You’ll leave with an extensive resource handbook and dozens of practical ideas to use immediately with your struggling readers.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Accelerate the Reading Success of Your Title I Students
    Practical, research-based strategies proven to accelerate the reading achievement of your Title I students . . . Ideas and lessons you can use immediately with your struggling readers
  2. Design Effective Intervention Plans
    Collaborate with other teachers for high-impact teaching . . . Find the extra instruction time your struggling students need
  3. Incorporate the Six Crucial Comprehension Strategies
    Focus on the six research-proven comprehension strategies: predicting, think-alouds, text structure, visualizing, summarizing, and questioning . . . Learn how to easily use them in your current program
  4. Strengthen Decoding and Vocabulary Skills
    Strengthen decoding skills with practical strategies and active lessons for all levels of readers . . . Learn how to implement the key areas identified by research as critical for developing decoding and phonemic awareness skills
  5. Focus Your Teaching with Easy and Quick Assessments
    Identify students’ needs through targeted reading assessments . . . Use formal and informal assessments to focus your instruction for high‑impact teaching and learning
  6. Effective Strategies to Teach Vocabulary to Your Struggling Students
    Implement a four-part vocabulary program that will really make a difference for your struggling readers, including English Language Learners . . . Easy-to-use ideas appropriate for any content area
  7. Use Whole Class and Flexible, Small Groups
    Discover how to use read-alouds and shared reading with whole classes to strengthen comprehension, vocabulary and word attack skills . . . Apply skills in your small, flexible groups to reinforce learning
  8. Strengthen the Parent and Volunteer Involvement in Your Title I Program
    Effectively use your volunteers to improve your readers’ accuracy, fluency and comprehension . . . Utilize parents, community members and older students to really make a difference
  9. Motivate and Create Enthusiastic, Independent Readers
    Actively engage readers with ideas, activities and lessons that will motivate them to read . . . Dozens of fun and engaging ideas you can use immediately with all your students
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive a detailed resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar, including lesson ideas, activities, an extensive bibliography, and sample assessments . . . All ready to use in your classroom

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Dozens of research-based strategies for accelerating the reading achievement of your Title I students
  • Easy and fast assessments to help focus your instruction on what really matters for your students
  • Integrated strategies for shared, guided and independent writing that boost reading skills and comprehension
  • Practical and fun strategies for increasing students’ fluency and reading rate
  • The most powerful research-based activities for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics in context
  • Ten things you can do to boost reading success no matter what a child’s reading level
  • Motivating methods for increasing students’ vocabulary
  • Organizational plans for finding the extra instructional time your students need in schoolwide or targeted assistance Title I schools
  • Questioning strategies to increase comprehension and help students successfully demonstrate their abilities on high-stakes testing
  • Effective ideas to boost your volunteer and parent programs to increase readers’ fluency, accuracy and comprehension
  • Techniques for making effective use of teaching assistants
  • Intervention plans to encourage collaboration in professional learning communities and techniques to support classroom instruction in high-impact ways
  • Lessons to effectively use reciprocal teaching to build the six crucial comprehension strategies
  • Ready-to-go activities for before, during and after reading to increase student literacy
  • Useable pre-teaching techniques to accelerate your Title I and struggling students’ skills and increase their motivation

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Success! That is what we want for all our students. Long before No Child Left Behind legislation was implemented, we worked hard to help our students become successful readers. Now the stakes are even higher, but our goal is the same; success for all our students.

As Title I educators, we tackle an incredible mix of challenges each and every day. Our students have unique blends of abilities and learning needs. In order to meet these diverse needs, we need a variety of effective teaching techniques to help our students become successful, enthusiastic readers. It’s so important for us to focus our teaching to make the best use of the precious time we have with students. I have spent the last fourteen years of my career teaching struggling readers in Title I. I work with Title I students every day and I understand the enormous challenges we face in our classrooms every day. This day will address these specific challenges.

In our day together, I will share with you the most critical, high-impact techniques I have discovered in my years of working with struggling K-5 students. You will receive research-based and classroom-proven strategies and lessons that will work with your hard-to-accelerate students. I’ll share with you quick, high-value assessments to allow you to target instruction so you don’t waste a minute of your valuable instructional time. You will also learn ways to effectively collaborate with other teachers, paraprofessionals and parents to assist struggling readers both in and out of the classroom.

Please join me for a fast-paced and strategy-packed seminar filled with effective ways to reach your struggling readers. You will walk away with dozens of very practical and adaptable techniques to make all your Title I students successful.

Sincerely,
Deborah White

P.S. You will also leave with an extensive resource handbook filled with all the ideas and strategies we discuss throughout the day.

Who Should Attend

Title I Educators, Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, and Paraprofessionals working with Title I Students in Grades K-5.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbookspecifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • quick assessments to use to identify students’ strengths and target your instruction
  • dozens of ready-to-use lessons and ideas for accelerating student achievement in the five critical areas of reading plus writing
  • model lessons for research-based instruction effective for all students
  • designs for volunteer programs that make a difference
  • a bibliography of outstanding children’s books, professional resources and Web sites

Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas for strengthening their Title I program.

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