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Practical Strategies to Strengthen Comprehension Skills
Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 1-3
- Powerful strategies and activities for immediately enhancing your students’ comprehension skills in grades 1-3
- Research-based ideas for implementing Reciprocal Teaching during shared reading, guided reading, read-aloud, and literature circles
- Tried-and-tested techniques for creating a classroom community of confident, competent and motivated readers
- Innovative ideas for using Reciprocal Teaching to differentiate instruction and significantly strengthen reading comprehension skills in grades 1-3
- Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with ready-to-use activities and everything you need to incorporate Reciprocal Teaching into your current curriculum
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Reciprocal Teaching has been proven to be an important component of an effective and balanced reading program. This outstanding seminar will give you a wealth of highly practical Reciprocal Teaching techniques for developing independent and thoughtful readers in grades 1-3. Mary Peterson will share research-based strategies to help emergent and independent readers better understand and use what they read. She will also provide you with ready-to-use activities and techniques that have been proven in primary classrooms to immediately increase comprehension skills.
In this fast-paced seminar you will receive everything you need to incorporate research-based Reciprocal Teaching techniques into your current reading program. You will leave this seminar with an abundance of practical and easy-to-follow strategies to enhance your literacy instruction and improve student achievement. As there will be many student samples on display, you may want to bring a camera.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Jumpstart Reading Comprehension in Grades 1-3
Learn how Reciprocal Teaching provides a strong foundation for reading comprehension … Help your students meet or exceed reading standards
- Scaffold Young Readers in Developing Strategic Comprehension Skills
Receive step-by-step lessons to model, scaffold and explicitly teach students to predict, question, clarify, and summarize
- Incorporate Reciprocal Teaching into Your Current Grades 1-3 Reading Program
Learn how and when to use Reciprocal Teaching strategies during read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and literature circles
- Create a Classroom that Motivates All Students to Read and Think
Gain valuable guidelines on how children from a variety of backgrounds and abilities can be part of a classroom community of thoughtful readers
- Reciprocal Teaching in Grades 1-3
Explore innovative and classroom-proven strategies, which research has shown to help all students make significant reading growth
- Foster Confident and Competent Primary Grade Readers
Increase reading enjoyment and learn how to provide a gradual release of responsibility to build strategic and independent readers
- Develop Students’ Logical Thinking and Active Engagement with Text
Increase higher intellectual performance by guiding students to make logical predictions, ask meaningful questions and synthesize text
- Help Your Struggling Readers Make Significant Growth in Their Comprehension Skills
Meet the diverse needs of students by differentiating instruction to help struggling readers and English language learners make amazing gains in reading achievement
- Make and Take Several Engaging Reciprocal Teaching Reading Projects Ideal for Grades 1-3
Create fun and exciting book projects sure to motivate all students … All projects can easily be applied to any story or curriculum topic. Please bring scissors, glue and 10 sheets of colored paper (8 ½ x 11).
- Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
You will leave with a valuable resource handbook packed with practical ideas and activities to help you incorporate Reciprocal Teaching into your present program … All the ideas are ready for immediate use
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- How to combine explicit instruction, effective modeling and classroom discussion to teach essential comprehension strategies
- Proven techniques to use Reciprocal Teaching to differentiate instruction
- How Reciprocal Teaching fits within an effective reading program
- Outstanding strategies to build listening comprehension during read-aloud
- Proven techniques to help students meet or exceed reading standards
- Strategies for using Reciprocal Teaching in guided reading, shared reading and literature circles
- Tips to help students monitor their own comprehension
- A step-by-step approach to teaching comprehension with the "Gradual Release of Responsibility Model"
- How student responses can help you monitor and measure their comprehension
- Steps to using Reciprocal Teaching to boost reading achievement of struggling readers and English language learners
- Set up a positive classroom structure that motivates all students to read
- Practical, easy-to-use methods for assessing and monitoring student comprehension
- Guide students to make predictions using their background knowledge and clues from the text
- How to create a classroom climate that encourages skillful and thoughtful reading
- Classroom-proven techniques for teaching students to ask thoughtful and meaningful questions
- A wealth of summarizing and retelling activities
- Help students use decoding skills to clarify unknown words
- Dozens of vocabulary-building strategies
- Research-based methods to create confident and strategic readers
- Timesavers and tips to incorporate Reciprocal Teaching into your current curriculum easily and successfully
- Exciting make-and-take reading projects that you can use the next day
A Message From Your Seminar Leader, Mary Peterson
As we all know, students who do not read with full comprehension struggle as they progress in school. I am enthused to share a wealth of comprehension strategies that really work with primary age students! Studies have shown how Reciprocal Teaching can help all levels of primary grade readers meet and even exceed grade level reading standards. One of the great aspects of Reciprocal Teaching is that it is easy to implement.
We will be covering step-by-step lessons to model and explicitly teach the Reciprocal Teaching comprehension strategies in first, second and third grade classrooms. You will learn how to use Reciprocal Teaching during read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and literature circles. Differentiation strategies for the emergent reader as well as the independent reader will also be addressed. This exciting day will be packed with practical ideas, strategies and activities for building a classroom of confident and competent readers.
Reciprocal Teaching is an outstanding companion to phonics instruction to help young readers apply decoding, fluency and comprehension skills. In this fast-paced seminar, we will discuss research-based comprehension strategies and how to successfully implement them in your curriculum. You will leave with an extensive resource handbook that will provide you with everything you need to begin Reciprocal Teaching immediately. Several student work samples will be on display, and I invite you to bring a camera to take pictures. Please join me for this highly practical and engaging day.
P.S. If you want ready-to-use, practical strategies and activities guaranteed to increase reading achievement, this seminar is for you!
Who Should Attend
Educators serving Grades 1-3: Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Title I Staff, Curriculum Specialists, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook, RECIPROCAL TEACHING: Practical Strategies to Strengthen Comprehension Skills (Grades 1-3), specifically designed for this seminar.
Included in the handbook are:
- A wealth of practical, ready-to-use strategies to help strengthen comprehension skills
- Innovative ways to use Reciprocal Teaching with read-aloud, guided reading, shared reading, and literature circles
- Step-by-step lessons to model and explicitly teach Reciprocal Teaching strategies
- Research-based techniques to help all students read with confidence and competence
- Assessment tools, lesson plans, Blackline masters, and EVERYTHING needed to implement Reciprocal Teaching in your current curriculum skills
Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators.
Mary Peterson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own classroom program.
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