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Practical Strategies for Meeting Your Rigorous State Standards for Reading

(Grades K-2)

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

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Practical Ideas for Meeting Your State Standards for Reading in Grades K-2: Designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading and Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Practical, ready-to-use tools to address yourstate standards for reading in literature, informational text and foundation skills
  • Highly effective strategies you can use to focus your reading instruction so that your students meet the range of skills and applications specified in yourstate standards for reading
  • Practical, efficient ideas to more effectively manage and organize your reading program in a grades K-2 classroom to better support yourstate standards for reading
  • Proven strategies for grade level reading skills and extension strategies for your students who have exceeded their grade level skills
  • Displays, models, student samples, and a comprehensive resource handbook filled with dozens of strategies, lessons, activities, and ideas designed for grades K-2 teachers working to meet your state standards for reading

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This highly practical seminar has been specifically designed for grades K-2 educators to help strengthen their students’ reading skills using your state standards as the foundation. The focus of this seminar will be to provide you with innovative and ready-to-use strategies that will help young readers develop the necessary skills to become competent, fluent readers.

Denise Gudwin will share a wealth of ideas and strategies to help increase the reading skills of all your grades K-2 students, from your struggling to your more advanced readers. She will demonstrate and model lessons you can use in your classroom, complete with real student samples. Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with specific lesson ideas, model materials and strategies to support your students in meeting state standards for reading.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Help Your Students Meet Your State Standards for Reading in Grades K-2
    Learn practical strategies that focus your reading instruction to help your students gain mastery of the range of skills and applications needed for effective reading … How to help your students develop and apply strategies good readers use to strengthen their reading skills
  2. Determine How to Best Utilize Effective Strategies to Strengthen Reading Instruction in Your Classroom
    Utilize proven strategies to fine-tune your existing reading program to help every student become a more competent reader
  3. Better Manage and Organize Your Daily Reading Program to Support Attainment of Your State Standards for Reading
    Discover practical ways to more efficiently plan, organize and manage your reading program to make the best use of your students’ reading time and help them meet the standards needed for reading
  4. Strengthen Your Repertoire of Comprehension Strategies that Help Your Students Become Proficient Readers
    Learn a variety of research-based comprehension strategies that your students will need to apply when reading
  5. Utilize Diverse Reading Strategies While Expanding into an Assortment of Genre Studies
    Discover practical reading strategies that will increase your students’ reading skills, including those of your beginning readers … Teach students to match effective reading strategies to various genres to keep up with the demands of comprehension … Exposure to genres start with read-alouds and progress through independent reading, appropriately designed for grades K-2
  6. Discover Proven Strategies for Teaching with Informational Text
    Utilize research-based approaches for teaching comprehension of nonfiction text including motivation, vocabulary, background knowledge, text features, and more … Implement strategies that focus on reading with meaning using nonfiction mentor texts from books, magazines and other resources
  7. Accelerate Your Students’ Reading Achievement and Independence Through Gradual Release of Responsibility Model
    Encourage independent learners by increasing the learning opportunities of your students utilizing the “I do, we do, you do” model and provide scaffolding experiences coupled with modeling and guided practice
  8. Support Your Students to Become More Fluent Readers
    Help your students make that connection between owning the strategies of a fluent reader and using those strategies to increase both learning opportunities and achievement … Here’s how
  9. Align the Successful Reading Strategies Currently Implemented in Your Classroom
    Utilize your current, highly successful reading strategies with your students … See where they fit into an effective literacy block and how you can fine-tune your implementations for an even better fit
  10. Increase Your Teaching Options to Meet the Needs of Every Student in Reading
    Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with ideas, models and strategies that will support your work in helping every child succeed in reading when you return to your classroom

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Research-based strategies to help your grades K-2 students meet your state standards for reading
  • How to utilize yourstate standardsto strengthen your reading instruction
  • Numerous hands-on ideas, strategies and demonstrations to strengthen and enrich your current grades K-2 reading program
  • Effective comprehension strategies for your students that are aligned with your state standards
  • How to determine the appropriate text selection that is aligned with your state standards
  • Ways to help your students go beyond national standards by creating a challenging and engaging classroom – even for your most reluctant readers
  • Efficient ways to help your students read text for comprehension
  • How to effectively communicate your state standards for reading with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators
  • Ways to set realistic and consistent goals for reading instruction
  • Use nonfiction text to raise achievement in a standards-based curriculum
  • Strategies that teach higher-order thinking to readers who struggle
  • How to enhance your students’ reading achievement using the research of the gradual release of responsibility model and scaffolding
  • The top reading strategies to help motivate your students and meet your state standards expectations
  • Ways to increase the independent use of reading strategies through genre study
  • How to accelerate reading achievement and support fluent readers
  • Ways to align your current classroom practice to your state standards in reading
  • How to get the most out of literature circles in your state standards framework
  • Where to locate outstanding resources that support your state standards at the classroom level

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

A strong foundation in Literacy K-2 is probably the most important focus we can provide our young students. Reading, writing, seaking, and listening are absolutely the most critical components necessary to provide success in school, not only now, but also in the future.

Join me in exploring the many facets of reading and how you can ensure the success of your students through the use of practical tools, effective strategies and new ideas. Discover how to support your reading program with proven early learning strategies, comprehension tips and important connections on how to be a lifelong reader. We will focus on fluency, various genres, background knowledge, and oral language, all which impact the learning of how to read effectively.

I am passionate about this topic, as you will see! It is my goal that you leave my seminar with a plethora of strategies and an action plan to successfully motivate all of your students to think of themselves as great readers. I look forward to meeting with you and sharing my knowledge and experiences during our day 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 in a team, we will work collaboratively to reach and teach our students in the best way we can.

Sincerely,
Denise M. Gudwin, PhD

P.S. You will also receive an extensive handbook filled with numerous ideas and valuable practical strategies you can use immediately!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving in Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Reading and Literacy Specialists, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • A myriad of reading strategies you can use right away in your classroom to support your state standards for reading
  • What a state standards classroom looks like and sounds like
  • Accessible resources for classroom and schoolwide implementation
  • Management and organization tips
  • An action plan to take back to your classroom and school

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators who are also interested in practical ways to improve reading achievement and meet your state standards.

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

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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