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Practical Strategies to Help Every Student Succeed with State Standards in Reading: INFORMATIONAL/NONFICTION SKILLS

(Grades K-2)

Presented by Judy Lynch
Outstanding Teacher, Author, Literacy Specialist, and National Presenter

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  • Practical, easy to use tools to address your state standards for reading informational/nonfiction text in grades K-2
  • Utilize the best research-based strategies in your whole class and small group reading instruction to help students elaborate, extend and evaluate informational text
  • Link your state standards in reading informative/explanatory texts to your daily lessons to maximize your instruction time
  • Use independent literacy centers to strengthen reading skills with informational text
  • Model lessons, classroom video segments and an extensive resource handbook packed with dozens of practical ideas, strategies and activities that will support you in meeting the rigorous state standards in reading informational texts in your grades K-2 classrooms

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This highly practical seminar is designed to include innovative, ready-to-use strategies necessary to implement and achieve the results needed for students to become independent, proficient readers of informational text.

Experienced teacher, reading specialist, author, and national presenter, Judy Lynch, will share proven classroom techniques that help increase students’ comprehension as well as the ability to critique nonfiction text, find evidence to support various points of view and learn to seek out accurate resources to assist learning. Innovative, exciting strategies will be shared that are geared specifically for K-2 classrooms.

Judy will demonstrate and model lessons you can use immediately in your own K-2 classroom, as well as show student samples and video clips of actual classroom lessons. Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook to support students in meeting state standards for reading informational/nonfiction text.

on’t miss this opportunity to expand your own teaching “tool box” as you meet the challenge of increasing your students’ competence with informational/nonfiction text.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Incorporate the Key Strategies to Meet State Standards in Nonfiction Instruction Grades K-2
    Discover how to use content area reading in your whole class and small group instruction to ensure that every student becomes a successful reader … Learn the essential differences as you balance fiction and nonfiction texts to maximize student achievement in reading
  2. Strengthen Your Repertoire of Comprehension Strategies with Informational Text
    Incorporate interactive instruction to use text features and structures unique to nonfiction … Model how to distinguish information in pictures and text … Use illustrations and details for key ideas as you work through content area reading
  3. Accelerate the Reading Success of All Your K-2 Students with Informational/Nonfiction Text
    Easy-to-use methods that build upon the incremental steps to teach reading … Create the conditions with differentiated instruction for all the reading levels in your classroom while using engaging texts that your students will love to read
  4. Create Small Group Lessons that Use Leveled Nonfiction Texts and the Latest Websites and Apps
    Discover how to level materials based on the content and vocabulary load unique to informational reading … Learn simple ways to match books to your guided reading groups to complement your instruction
  5. Maximize Classroom Proficiency by Linking Reading and Writing Standards
    Practical, innovative ways to link reading and writing instruction to complement and support each other … Maximize your instruction with powerful reading and writing lessons
  6. Tips and Techniques to Manage Reading Instruction and Materials
    Discover classroom organizational tips for choosing, sharing and using informational/nonfiction materials … Meet standards by teaching smarter, not harder as you train your young students to be independent so you can teach small groups
  7. Enhance Your Instruction Using Informational Text
    Discover new strategies that can be used in whole and small groups to enhance learning across the day … Receive ready-to-go lessons that scaffold instruction and guided practice
  8. Use the Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction to Help Your Students Comprehend Informational Text
    Discover five easy steps to robust vocabulary instruction … Simplify which words are critical to long-term learning
  9. Differentiate Your Nonfiction Lessons for Emergent, Developing and Fluent Readers
    You can meet standards with modeled lessons and guided practice … Powerful lessons designed specifically for grades K-2
  10. Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
    Learn from a presenter who has used informational texts with shared and guided reading with K-2 students for over 20 years … You will leave with an extensive resource handbook packed with ideas, strategies, activities, tips, sample materials, and resources all designed for immediate use in grades K-2 reading instruction

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Highly effective strategies to help your students more effectively navigate informational/nonfiction text for clear comprehension
  • Practical, ready-to-use strategies and materials to use text features and structures as outlined in state standards
  • Proven techniques to predict, question, clarify, and summarize with reciprocal teaching, the gold standard in comprehension instruction
  • How to cover multiple standards with one comprehension strategy
  • How to transfer information from texts as well as diagrams, maps, photographs, and charts
  • Tips for using your students’ passion about the real world for reading instruction that meets the 10 standards at each grade level
  • How to compare texts with information on the same topic of study to deepen comprehension and critical thinking
  • Techniques to help your students read in response to “I wonder” questions and write in response to “I learned”
  • Proven ways to balance independent literacy centers with informational and nonfiction reading tasks
  • How to find, choose and manage nonfiction materials to keep your reading lessons on track to meet standards
  • Effective techniques to differentiate grouping and materials with content literacy to meet the needs of your Title I students, special needs students and English language learners
  • How to scaffold informational texts with modeled, shared and guided reading
  • Powerful, hands-on practice ideas for informational text and strategies tied to state standards
  • Proven tips from actual K-2 classroom videos that will help your K-2 students learn to read
  • How to quickly determine the central idea and purpose of the text
  • Successful thinking strategies to enhance your students’ comprehension of informational texts

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

The state standards are intended to prepare all of our students for college and the work force. But wait … we are also teaching 5, 6, and 7 year olds how to read! No worries! We can focus on these standards while assuring that our kindergarten, first and second graders comprehend texts that don’t have a setting and characters that solve problems. I will share numerous ideas with specific strategies for “Reading to Learn” while we are also teaching our young students to “Learn to Read”.

In this seminar, I share proven ideas that make the best use of your precious time and nonfiction resources. Everything I share is practical and easy to implement because I model step-by-step strategies and provide a wealth of materials that you can take back to your own K-2 classrooms and use immediately. Informational skills for your classroom come alive as I show many examples from videos filmed in real grades K-2 classrooms. This seminar is designed to provide you with practical strategies and activities that are both classroom based and research driven. Who has time for lessons that aren’t best practice? I want you to have the opportunity to pick and choose the strategies and methods that work best with YOUR students in YOUR school.

  • The seminar will include ideas for:
  • Helping students understand key details from the text
  • How to identify the main topic of a text
  • How to know and use text features
  • Helping students distinguish information from pictures as well as the text
  • How to use illustrations and details for key ideas
  • How to compare and contrast two texts
  • And much, much more!

Judy Lynch

P.S. You will also leave with an extensive resource handbook filled with go-back-and-do ideas and strategies for linking your content area curriculum with reading instruction.

Who Should Attend

Educators working with students in Grades K 2, including: Classroom Teachers, Reading Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Whole class and small group instructional strategies
  • Informational text comprehension strategies
  • Specific ways to meet the state standards in literacy
  • Best practices for vocabulary instruction

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in teaching the informational/nonfiction skills, which are a key part of standards in reading to enhance their programs.

Consultation Available
Judy Lynch will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades K-2 classroom.

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.

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