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GUIDED READING: DIFFERENTIATING Reading Instruction Using Small Groups (Grades 3-6)

Presented by Mary Peterson
Outstanding Reading Teacher, Trainer, National Presenter, and Author

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Link differentiation and guided reading so all your grades 3-6 students experience appropriate levels of support and challenge
  • Complement whole class core instruction with small group guided reading to provide daily differentiated lessons
  • Differentiate comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and spelling strategies for all levels of readers
  • Model lessons, classroom video segments and an extensive resource handbook packed with dozens of practical ideas, strategies and activities that will support you in your efforts to differentiate your reading instruction in grades 3-6

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This seminar will focus on linking the classroom-proven method of guided reading with differentiated instruction to increase the level of support you are providing to your readers in grades 3-6. Master teacher, Mary Peterson, will provide you with research-based strategies, methods and activities to help you better meet the wide range of needs in your small reading groups. These ready-to-use ideas will give you a fresh resolve to help all your students reach higher levels of success in their reading.

You will gain new insights as you see and hear demonstrations that model the powerful methods presented in this important seminar. You will view classroom video segments that illustrate the process of incorporating differentiated instruction within your guided reading groups.
Throughout this exciting day, Mary will share classroom-proven ideas for teaching the most effective comprehension strategies, valuable vocabulary techniques, interactive phonics appropriate to each grade level, and fluency building activities.

In addition, you will receive an extensive resource handbook to help you implement differentiated instruction immediately when you return to your classroom.

You’ll leave this seminar with a wealth of highly practical ideas, strategies and activities to fully incorporate differentiated instruction into your guided reading groups.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Incorporate the Key Strategies of Differentiation within Your Guided Reading Instruction in Grades 3-6
    Discover how to use differentiated instruction in your guided reading small groups to ensure that each and every student becomes a successful reader
  2. Accelerate the Reading Success of All Your Grades 3-6 Students with Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities
    Create the conditions that support rapid learning for all your students
  3. Strengthen Students’ Reading Comprehension with Highly Effective Comprehension Lessons
    Meet the varied needs of all your readers with the current, best close reading strategies
  4. Create Research-Based Small Group Lessons that Use Differentiated Materials to Meet Student Needs in Grades 3-6
    Use simple and easy ways to match books to your guided reading groups that will complement your differentiated instruction
  5. Keep the Rest of Your Students Productively Engaged While You Teach Guided Reading Small Groups
    Discover powerful literacy center ideas that will keep your students reading and writing the entire time … Dozens of specific suggestions as well as a wealth of sample materials
  6. Tips and Techniques for Managing Guided Reading Small Groups and Materials
    Make differentiation and guided reading easier and more manageable with these outstanding organizational ideas
  7. Align Guided Reading and Differentiated Instruction with Response to Intervention
    Meet the needs of students in Tier 1 and Tier 2 targeted groups with differentiated instruction
  8. Assess Your Grades 3-6 Students for Continual Progress
    Learn easy-to-use methods for assessing the wide range of students in your class to form small guided reading groups
  9. Strengthen Your Core, Standards-Based Basal with Differentiated Small Group Instruction
    Link your standards-based strategies to small group daily instruction
  10. Ideas for Using Current Technology Tools
    Discover Mary’s favorite apps, websites and technology tools to motivate students to read more!

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • How to use differentiated instruction in the guided reading format to ensure that all your students become successful readers
  • Specific differentiated instruction techniques that can be used in guided reading small groups to accelerate your students’ acquisition of reading skills
  • How to choose leveled reading materials that differentiate reading lessons for small groups
  • Specific strategies for using differentiated instruction in targeted small groups to meet the needs of students in Tier 1 and Tier 2
  • Practical, realistic strategies for differentiating reading instruction for each child in your guided reading group
  • Assessment strategies for forming flexible small groups to take best advantage of differentiation
  • Dozens of word games and activities to increase spelling skills and vocabulary knowledge
  • Highly effective comprehension lessons to create competent and confident readers
  • Highly practical methods for meeting the needs of all your diverse students in small groups
  • How to link assessment to match students to appropriate reading texts and accelerate reading growth
  • How to manage materials and students to keep your guided reading lessons on track for success
  • Use the close reading approach to encourage higher-level thinking skills
  • Strategies for narrowing the achievement gap for Title I students, students with special needs and English Language Learners by using differentiated instruction in guided reading small groups
  • How to work smarter, not harder, while strengthening your guided reading instruction with differentiation
  • Detailed steps for managing meaningful literacy centers that keep grades 3-6 students reading and writing while you teach guided reading small groups
  • Highly practical methods for meeting the needs of all levels of readers in small groups

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

We can help all our students find success in reading with research-based strategies that differentiate lessons for the wide range of students in our guided reading small groups. Differentiated instruction takes time and practice. In my seminar, I will share proven ideas that make the best use of your precious time and resources. Everything I share is practical and easy to implement. I want you to have the opportunity to pick and choose the strategies and methods that will work best with YOUR students in YOUR school.

This seminar is designed to provide you with practical strategies and activities that are both classroom based and research driven. I will share dozens of classroom-proven strategies that work especially well in guided reading lessons and will also address the wide variations in achievement within small group instruction. I will share simple, time-efficient methods for identifying the specific needs of your students and then give you the tools you need to intervene. In addition, I will provide you with engaging activities and ideas for keeping the rest of the class working productively as you focus on working with a small group.

Please join me for a fast-paced, information-packed day filled with essential differentiated instruction strategies and lessons that will help ensure all your students become successful readers. My goal is for you to leave with a wealth of research-based strategies and dozens of useful and adaptable differentiation techniques to help meet the needs of all the students in your guided reading small groups.

Mary Peterson

P.S. You will also be given an extensive resource handbook filled with ideas and strategies for linking differentiated instruction and guided reading that you can implement immediately in your classroom.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, 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:

  • Highly effective lessons for all levels of readers
  • Practical ways to build independent workers while you teach a small group
  • Extensive center ideas that keep students reading and writing
  • Most effective comprehension-building lessons and activities
  • Differentiation with choice of materials, grouping and coaching strategies
  • Resources that make using differentiation and guided reading practical and easy to implement

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in differentiating guided reading in grades 3-6.

Consultation Available
Mary Peterson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own guided reading program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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