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Specifically Designed for Grades 1-5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Teachers, Instructional Assistants, and Educators Working with Students Receiving Funds from Title I, the No Child Left Behind Act, Reading First and IDEA Grants
- Powerful strategies for accelerating word work – one of the five essential reading elements highlighted in the No Child Left Behind Act
- Dozens of ideas and activities for word learning, word making and word sorting within a guided reading format
- Highly practical methods for meeting the needs of emergent, developing and fluent readers in first and second grades
Practical Ideas and Strategies
This outstanding seminar will provide you with a wealth of practical ideas, strategies, techniques, and resources for strengthening word learning within a guided reading program in first and second grades. Judy Lynch, a practicing fulltime primary teacher and one of the nation’s foremost experts in word learning, will share word work ideas that you’ll be able to use immediately in your guided reading program. Using the best, current research, Judy will focus on ready-to-use ideas for word learning, word making and word sorting for use with emergent, developing and fluent readers in first and second grades. In addition to these innovative ideas, Judy will provide you with coaching strategies, organizational tips, literacy center ideas, and text selection techniques.
You will leave this exciting seminar with dozens of highly practical ideas for word work in first and second grades and with an extensive resource handbook filled with sample materials and resources.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Use Word Learning Strategies Within Your Guided Reading Lessons
Learn the basic developmental word learning steps for first and second graders … Use ready-made word sorting material to supplement your lessons or for independent work
- Word Making Strategies for Emergent, Developing and Fluent Readers
Meet the varied needs of all your readers with highly productive word making strategies … Discover word making ideas and activities that will help all your students find more reading success
- “Word Chunking” Strategies Ideal for First and Second Grades
Effective ways of using research-based “word chunking” strategies to decode multisyllabic words during daily guided reading lessons … Help first and second graders move beyond the basics to read more complex words
- Strengthen Word Learning by Using Appropriate Text
How to analyze and informally level books based on content, language structure, illustrations, and print features … Matching students to books is a key ingredient of reading success
- Increase Word Learning with Powerful Book Introductions and Picture Walks
Discover how to “walk” through the pages of a book as you assess the type of support your students will need to read the book independently and successfully
- Coaching Your Students for Word Work Success
Develop coaching skills that focus on the key word work errors made by first and second graders … Validate the appropriate strategies they use and prompt for what they neglect to notice
- “What is the Rest of the Class Doing When I’m Teaching Guided Reading Small Groups?”
Are you tired of children playing during center time? Here are powerful literacy center ideas that will keep your students reading and writing the whole time … Dozens of specific suggestions and a wealth of sample materials
- Proven Intervention Strategies to Help All Your Students Become Better Readers
Integrate classroom-tested, research-based strategies drawn from the very best early intervention programs … How to accelerate word learning with the students who need the most help
- “In-the-Trenches” Tips for Managing Materials and Groups
Make word work and guided reading easier and more manageable with these outstanding organizational ideas … Tips for incorporating classroom and school-wide systems for choosing and sharing books
- Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
Learn from one of the nation’s foremost experts in word learning … Leave with an extensive resource handbook packed with ideas, strategies, activity tips, sample materials and resources, ready for use in your first and second grade classrooms
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- The latest word work strategies that you can incorporate with the materials you already use for guided reading
- Accelerate learning for all your first and second grade readers through powerful word learning methods
- Use word sorting materials to supplement your lessons or for independent work
- Implement “word chunking strategies” to help your emergent, developing and fluent readers tackle more complex words
- How to choose and use appropriate text to enhance word learning and make guided reading most effective and efficient
- Maximize your guided reading groups with powerful book introductions
- Coach your students when they experience problems in word work in the context of the stories you are already reading
- Manage meaningful literacy centers to provide quality teaching time with small groups
- Implement guided reading groups that will increase your students’ reading success
- Help your students master key phonics and phonemic awareness skills with the materials you already have for reading instruction
- Incorporate the most effective teacher prompts to better increase reading achievement in all target groups for No Child Left Behind Act
- Specific methods for managing the rest of your class while you teach small groups
- Cuing systems and coaching strategies for supporting your beginning readers in first and second grades
- How to work smarter, not harder, while strengthening your entire reading program with guided reading and word work
A Message From Your Seminar Leader, Judy Lynch
I have been doing guided reading with first and second graders every school day for 12 years. I would like to show you how I have taken this classroom-proven approach and made it better by incorporating word work. The developmental word work I will show you builds a simple toolkit for every child to use to become a more independent reader. They learn to attack unknown words during guided reading with these simple, self-coaching prompts and other easy-to-use methods.
We will incorporate these prompts into guided reading, making words and word sorting lessons perfect for the emergent, developing and fluent readers.
This seminar is designed to provide you with practical strategies and activities that are both classroom-based and research-driven. I will be sharing many ideas and resources ready to go when you return to class. I will show you a video of my classroom so that you can see it in action with gifted students, English language learners and at-risk learners. I want you to have the opportunity to choose the strategies and methods that will work best with YOUR students in YOUR classroom.
Please join me for a day to reaffirm the powerful teaching you already do and add strategies, prompts and tools that will make it all fit together. I can’t wait to meet you!
P.S. As a classroom teacher, I promise to provide that which is most important to us: practical, ready-to-use ideas for strengthening the literacy skills of all our students.
Who Should Attend
Educators working with students in First and Second Grades: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Multiage Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
You’ll Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook:
You will receive a valuable resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook will be:
- Sample word work lessons
- Ideas, ideas, ideas for literacy centers
- Classroom-tested management strategies
- Sample word sorting activities to match
- your students’ word learning stages
- High-frequency word lists that are key to
- teaching in guided reading
- “Nitty-gritty” tips for organizing your books
- and materials
- Sample pages for journals to respond daily to guided reading stories
Materials on Display:
On display will be practical materials for a variety of literacy centers and samples of work from Judy’s first and second graders. Bring your camera!
Meet and Share:
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their guided reading instruction.
Judy Lynch will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own guided reading program.
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