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Keeping Students Actively Engaged in
Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-3:
Kelly Harmon will demonstrate and explain an array of practical organizational systems, time efficient monitoring strategies and specific methods for supporting your students as they strengthen their vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.
- NEW, innovative strategies for setting up work routines to actively engage your students in practicing and developing reading skills at their level of challenge while you teach small groups
- How to structure your time and train your students to participate in real reading and writing tasks rather than doing busy work below their level of learning
- Practical, ready-to-use systems and structures that will maximize your teaching and minimize your planning time
- Numerous free or low-cost technology reading and writing resources you won’t want to miss!
- How Tier 1 strategies can easily fit into your daily reading and writing routines
- Specific strategies and ideas to help your students take responsibility for independent reading and writing tasks while you work with small groups or confer with individuals
This new seminar is designed to help you answer the question, “What should the rest of the class be doing while I work with small instructional reading groups or confer with individuals?”
Kelly Harmon will provide you with the how-to’s you need to ensure that when you teach small groups, the rest of your students are working on independent activities at their level of challenge, rather than doing busy work or practicing below their level of achievement. To help you implement this type of powerful literacy instruction and independent practice, Kelly will demonstrate and explain key elements that need to be included as well as provide options for adapting them to your unique situation.
You will learn new ways to structure and organize your reading time along with technology tools and resources that are perfect for reading and writing. These strategies will help your students build daily reading habits and routines to make them stronger readers. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain new strategies to establish and maintain practical reading routines in your literacy program while holding all your students accountable for productive independent reading work.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Practical Strategies to Immediately Strengthen Your Literacy Program
Accelerate the reading growth of your students using Kelly’s NEW and innovative, independent work routines … Learn an easy and comprehensive model for including each research-based piece of reading and writing instruction
Prepare Your Students for Learning Independently and Working with Peers
Highly effective strategies to enable your students to become independent learners in a workshop format … How to keep your students learning productively while you work with small reading groups
Organize Literacy-Learning Time for Maximum Student Success
Practical organizational systems and time-efficient monitoring strategies … All without spending unreasonable amounts of time planning and preparing
How to Scaffold and Build Student Responsibility for Their Own Learning
Scaffold and support your students as they learn how to develop independent reading routines that will increase their reading levels and allow you to work with small groups or confer with individuals
Incorporate the Latest Research on Effective Reading Instruction
Proven strategies using the most current research to help your students read at higher levels … What works and how to incorporate it into your daily literacy program
Build Fluency with Independent Activities
Practical, ready-to-use techniques for strengthening word automaticity and expression as well as accuracy … Enhance your efforts with a repertoire of online sites and resources
Incorporate Literacy Routines that Develop Daily Habits of Successful Readers and Writers
Highly effective strategies and daily routines … Teach your students to be independent
Increase Your Students’ Vocabulary and Comprehension
Research-based strategies and routines … Practical strategies for independent learning, small group or whole class instruction
Increase Independent Work at Your Students’ Level of Challenge
With ever-decreasing time for teaching, give your students independent work that meets their individual needs at the right level of challenge – not too easy, but not too hard – where increased learning can happen
Literacy Technology Resources and Websites You Can’t Live Without!
Numerous, free or low-cost technology ideas that will motivate your students to read more … Quick and easy tech-savvy strategies that you, students and parents will love!
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Strengthen your reading program with new, innovative literacy routines that will allow you to work with small groups
- Dramatically increase students’ reading skills through productive, meaningful reading routines that go well beyond busy work
- Maximize your instruction time by making your students’ time away from you as valuable as their time with you
- Increase the success of your daily literacy program – what really works!
- Tech-savvy ideas and resources perfect for reading and writing in grades K-3
- Practical strategies for setting up reading work routines that actively engage your students in practicing and developing literacy skills
- Ways to structure your literacy block that allows you time to teach more and manage less
- Release the level of support through routines that teach student independence and responsibility
- Research-based strategies for teaching and building fluency and vocabulary
- Take your daily literacy routines to the next level with activities that meet each students’ level of challenge
- Practical, ready-to-use systems and structures that will maximize your teaching and minimize planning time
- Numerous free or low-cost technology reading and writing resources
- Teach your students to participate in real reading and writing tasks rather than doing busy work below their level of learning
- How Tier 1 strategies can easily fit into your daily reading and writing routines
- Teach your students to take responsibility for independent reading and writing tasks while you work with small groups or confer with individuals
- Research-based strategies for independent practice of literacy skills including fluency, comprehension, writing, and vocabulary that will dramatically accelerate learning
A Message from Your Seminar Leader
As a literacy specialist, I have watched classroom teachers search for proven ways to better organize and implement a literacy program that allows them to teach small groups and confer with individuals while the rest of the class is working on meaningful literacy tasks. In order to help them achieve that goal and help students become stronger readers, I have put together literacy strategies that utilize current research as well as pieces from a variety of programs to create a comprehensive literacy block that will maximize your teaching time and minimize your planning time.
I have developed this seminar to help all teachers balance their literacy block with small group instruction and independent literacy activities so students can practice reading skills at their level. I will share practical ways to build reading routines to develop productive and independent daily habits that make students good readers. We will cover engaging comprehension strategies, vocabulary activities and research‑based fluency tasks, along with dozens of tips for developing and enhancing your daily literacy program. I will also bring my favorite technology tools and websites that motivate students while providing meaningful practice in a format they are familiar with and comfortable using.
Please join me for an idea-packed day of sharing and learning new ways to make your literacy program stronger without adding hours to your planning time. Whether you are a veteran teacher or new to teaching, you will leave with new ways to organize your reading block to enable you to teach small groups and have the rest of your students practicing the reading skills they need to succeed.
P.S. You will leave with NEW, innovative strategies for setting up independent work routines to actively engage your students in practicing and developing reading skills at their level of challenge while you teach small groups.
Who Should Attend
Educators serving grades K-3: Title I Staff, Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Instructional Aides, Curriculum Specialists, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an instructional resource handbook to help you implement the strategies you learn from the seminar immediately into your literacy program. The handbook includes:
- Ready-to-use strategies to accelerate the reading skills of all your students
- Specific ways to increase reading fluency, comprehension and vocabulary
- Numerous resources to enhance your literacy program
- Independent activities to meet various levels of students
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a wonderful opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their grades K-3 literacy program.
Kelly Harmon will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own literacy program.
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