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Practical and Easy Ways to Use Reading Clubs to Strengthen the Literacy Skills of Your Students
Presented by Cindy Merrilees
Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 1-3: Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff Members, Reading Specialists, Instructional Aides, and Administrators
- How to incorporate reading clubs in your classroom to extend and reinforce the reading practice your young students need to become successful readers
- See how easy reading clubs are to fit in and how much growth your students will make in fluency, vocabulary and comprehension
- Using reading clubs to differentiate literacy instruction to better meet the needs of all your students
- Dozens of ideas for involving your students in meaningful and real reading experiences
- Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies and ideas to strengthen your students’ reading skills
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Teaching our young students how to read is one of the most important, yet most challenging jobs we do as teachers. Often, our biggest question is how can we provide the best possible reading instruction in the short amount of time we have with our students. Join Cindy Merrilees as she shares how you can use READING CLUBS in your existing program to make the most of your instructional time to strengthen your students’ reading skills.
This classroom-proven strategy puts 2-4 students together with books to read and talk about in a structured format that gives them practice and a purpose to read in a short amount of time. Cindy will show you how to implement a variety of reading clubs along with suggestions and tips for scheduling and fitting them into your literacy program. Reading clubs are meant to be flexible so you can adapt them to fit the specific needs of your students and your schedule.
Don’t miss this opportunity to fill your toolkit with dozens of practical strategies and motivating techniques to maximize your reading instruction by implementing reading clubs. You will also receive an extensive resource handbook designed to help you incorporate these strategies immediately in your own classroom.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Why Reading Clubs Could be the Missing Link in Your Literacy Instruction
Reading clubs is a classroom-proven strategy to strengthen the reading skills of all your students from the struggling to the high achieving … Learn how it will help you differentiate instruction while getting students to read, read, read – the key to a successful literacy program!
- Using Reading Clubs to Strengthen Your Students’ Reading Skills in Grades 1-3
Discover the power of this classroom-proven strategy to build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension … How you can incorporate reading clubs into your day or reading block and across the year
- How to Start Reading Clubs in Your Classroom
Learn a step-by-step plan that you can adjust and adapt to fit your specific situation … Ideas and tips for fitting reading clubs into your total literacy program
- How Reading Clubs Can be a Powerful Piece in a Guided Reading Classroom
You do small and whole group reading instruction, but how do you fit in the reading practice and motivation needed to get students reading fluently and for a purpose? Learn how you can use reading clubs to fill in the gap without taking up a big chunk of your day or week.
- Motivate Your Reluctant and Struggling Readers
Reading clubs motivate students through the use of choice and interests … Capitalize on this to get your struggling readers motivated and engaged in reading
- Choosing the Right Books for Your Students
Tips for choosing the appropriate reading materials at levels your students can read … Ways you can plan reading clubs to fit in across the curriculum
- Explore the Different Kinds of Reading Clubs
Make it easy, not hard, to use reading clubs that fit in with what you already do … Ideas for different kinds of reading clubs
- Practical Management and Organization Strategies for Reading Clubs
Discover numerous strategies and ideas for managing students in reading clubs … Pitfalls to avoid and tips for success
- Literacy Centers that Extend and Reinforce Reading Clubs and Guided Reading
How to utilize meaningful literacy centers to give your students real purpose … Easy-to-manage literacy centers you can use in your total balanced reading program
- Developing Engaged, Successful Readers
Realistic ideas for teaching your students to break the code and make sense of reading … Tips on how to create more empowered, responsible readers using reading clubs
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Practical and realistic strategies to increase your students’ reading skills using READING CLUBS
- Outstanding ways to strengthen your current reading program with reading clubs that motivate and get your students engaged in reading
- Step-by-step guidelines to getting started with reading clubs
- Practical strategies for using reading clubs to support and work with the rest of your curriculum
- Tips for fitting reading clubs into your day and week and your school year
- How to differentiate reading for your students using reading clubs
- How to use conferences to gain valuable information about your students
- Tips on how to create more empowered, responsible readers using reading clubs
- Creative ideas for managing your total reading program to incorporate reading clubs
- How reading clubs easily differentiate your reading instruction
- Children’s literature titles perfect for your grades 1-3 students
- Ideas for selecting books for reading clubs
- Ways to motivate your reluctant and struggling readers
- Using students’ interests to get them hooked on reading
- Teaching strategies you can use as you monitor and work with reading clubs
- Learn the cycle of reading clubs throughout the year
- Mini-lesson ideas you can use in small or whole group instruction
- What needs to be in place before reading clubs begin
- How reading clubs can work hand-in-hand with guided reading and basal programs
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
Are you looking for the missing piece to your literacy program that can get your students actively engaged in the reading process? If so, you won’t want to miss this unique seminar on how you can use READING CLUBS to greatly enhance your reading program and strengthen all of your students’ reading skills. Reading clubs have been classroom-proven to help students transfer the skills and strategies you have taught them to real reading for purpose.
During our day together, we will focus on practical ways to successfully incorporate reading clubs into your day, week and year to increase students’ fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I will share with you the key components of reading clubs and how they might look in your classroom.
There will be dozens of ideas and strategies that will fit into your current program including:
- highly practical management and organizational techniques to maximize the effectiveness of reading clubs within your existing reading program
- ideas that will motivate and engage even your reluctant readers
- a variety of themes for reading clubs
- how to fit it all in and schedule examples
- ideas for grouping students
You will leave this seminar with the tools and know-how to incorporate reading clubs that will make the difference in your students’ reading skills making them better, and more motivated readers! I look forward to meeting you there!
P.S. All the ideas I give you will be practical and perfect for your grades 1-3 readers!
Who Should Attend
Educators serving grades 1-3: Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff Members, Reading Specialists, Instructional Aides, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive a resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:
- dozens of literacy ideas you can use immediately
- how to fit it all in
- book titles perfect for grades 1-3
- sample schedule ideas
- reading club “how to’s”
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in implementing Reading Clubs in their grades 1-3 classrooms.
Cindy Merrilees will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your reading program.
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