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Catching Up Students Who've Fallen Behind in Reading (Grades K-2)

Presented by Bola Disu
Outstanding Educator and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for K-2 Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators who work with K-2 Students

  • The most effective early literacy teaching strategies to catch up your K-2 students who have fallen behind in reading
  • Practical methods for assessing, managing, and building your striving readers’ skills to prepare them for on-level instruction in all content areas
  • Develop expertise in working with striving K-2 readers to close the achievement gap and make more than adequate yearly progress
  • Receive a digital resource handbook full of strategies and resources to help you catch up your K-2 students who have fallen behind in reading

Practical Ideas and Strategies

What are the best strategies to catch up your students who’ve fallen behind in reading? Plan to attend this seminar by outstanding Reading Intervention Specialist and classroom teacher DR. BOLA DISU. The focus of this seminar is on the most effective, innovative instructional strategies specifically for helping catch up your Grades K-2 students who have fallen behind in reading. Dr. Bola Disu’s instructional strategies are practical, innovative, and academically rich. Learn how to provide the instructional supports necessary to meet each of your Grades K-2 struggling readers right where they are and to accelerate their progress. Discover an array of strategies for targeting your instruction to meet the varied needs of your students who have fallen behind in reading.

Join Dr. Bola Disu for a day filled with the best, cutting-edge strategies and approaches for helping students who are behind in reading to catch up. You will leave with a multitude of rich strategies, meaningful activities and unique ideas that can be easily adapted to your learning environment.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Your Students Who Have Fallen Behind to Catch Up in Reading
    How to accelerate the learning of your striving readers … Expand your personal repertoire of teaching tools to help your students who have fallen behind to catch up in reading
  2. Keep Your Struggling Readers Engaged and Actively Participating
    Explore practical strategies and teacher-friendly ideas to engage your striving readers and to get and keep them actively participating in your lessons and learning
  3. Help Your Striving Readers Make Strong Skill and Confidence Gains
    Discover instructional activities and strategies for supporting your most striving readers … Watch your Grades K-2 struggling readers’ confidence and skills grow
  4. Accelerate Learning Methods for Your Grades K-2 Striving Readers
    Learn how to accelerate reading skills acquisition through proven, motivating and fun techniques … Enhance and advance the knowledge and skills of your students who have fallen behind in reading
  5. Target Your Instruction to Meet the Varied Needs of Your Striving Readers
    Ensure your Grades K-2 students receive the focused instruction they need to make rapid learning progress … Target your instruction to individual needs through small group instruction, learning centers, workstations, and more!
  6. Identify Gaps in Your Striving Readers’ Skills and Discover What to Do About It
    Explore effective, easy-to-use assessments to help you pinpoint gaps in your students’ learning … Target your instruction to help your students catch up
  7. Dramatically Enhance Guided Reading to Help All Students Reach the Highest Possible Levels of Success
    Elevate and maximize the benefits of your Grades K-2 guided reading groups in ways that will help your students achieve dramatic growth as proficient readers
  8. Strengthen Your Small Group Design by Using Varied Learning Options
    Move beyond guided reading by initiating small group alternatives to strengthen and accelerate your students’ reading progress
  9. Support Striving Readers
    Incorporating teaching strategies needed to work with students on decoding, comprehension, fluency, and other important areas of literacy
  10. Receive an Extensive Grades K-2 Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a comprehensive Grades K-2 digital resource handbook full of ideas, strategies, lessons, and useful resources you can immediately use in helping to catch up students who’ve fallen behind in reading

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Exciting, hands-on, engaging ways to enhance your current Grades K-2 lessons to catch up students who have fallen behind in reading … helps student shift from struggling to striving for success
  • How to effectively assess and implement instructional strategies to support the needs of striving readers’ learning and development
  • Ways to scaffold and differentiate your Grades K-2 instruction to best meet the diverse needs of your striving readers
  • Fine tune your current reading program to function at the highest level using varied approaches that will accommodate the learning needs of your striving readers
  • Key components of early literacy development that accelerate Grades K-2 students’ learning … Implications for your own school or district program
  • Strategies for empowering striving readers to take ownership of their learning
  • Develop a repertoire of intervention strategies you can use with your Grades K-2 students who have fallen behind in reading.
  • Discover simple, ready to implement strategies for better vocabulary development
  • Formal and informal assessments to quickly determine what’s important to teach next to ensure acceleration of reading achievement
  • Discover simple, interactive activities to target specific Grades K-2 comprehension skills
  • Create rigorous, student-centered tasks that allow students to utilize their knowledge and skills across the curriculum

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a classroom teacher, reading intervention specialist and literacy coach, I know f irsthand the challenges of working with Grades K-2 students who have fallen behind in reading. For a variety of reasons, many of our students arrive at our classrooms with shaky foundations and gaps in their literacy development. Now, in this COVID era, even more students have fallen behind. In spite of all this, we can and will do all that we can for our struggling readers. Join me for a great day of practical strategies that will increase the success of your Grades K-2 readers!

During this information-packed, interactive seminar, my goal is to provide you with the best strategies for struggling readers. Employing these easy-to-implement ideas will create a shift in your students. Watch your Grades K-2 students move from struggling readers to striving, successful readers. I will share ways to engage your students and make learning fun. We will focus on highly practical and impactful strategies.

I look forward to meeting you, sharing new resources, and leaving you feeling re-charged and ready for the challenge of helping struggling readers in Grades K-2 succeed. You’ll leave with numerous ideas for helping catch up your students who have fallen behind in reading.

Dr. Bola Disu

P.S. You will receive an extensive reading instruction digital resource handbook filled with numerous ideas and valuable, practical strategies for making more effective use of your Grades K-2 reading instruction with striving readers

Who Should Attend

K-2 Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators who work with K-2 Students

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Specific tips, tools and procedures for closing the gap of your striving readers
  • A wealth of easy-to-implement resources to target students’ needs and provide intention and teacher clarity
  • Dozens of ready-to-use strategies and activities to catch your students from falling further behind in reading
  • Tips for effective school-home connection for striving readers
  • Specific high-impact instructional strategies to intensify small group experiences in order to close the gap for striving readers
  • Practical suggestions to design small group activities that are flexible, dynamic and powerful for your striving readers
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in strategies for catching up their Grades K-2 students who have fallen behind in reading.

Consultation Available
Dr. Bola Disu will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this 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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