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Reading/Language Arts Professional Development

 

 

Upcoming trainings that address bilingual, ell, lote Upcoming trainings that address dyslexia

 


 

ELEMENTARY

 

 

Handwriting Without Tears for the Preschool Student

February 28, 2017
Explore how Handwriting Without Tears can support readiness, writing, literacy and math in the preschool classroom. Participants will learn how to plan instruction, teach hands-on letter play and explore concepts of prewriting through this multi-sensory, discovery play approach. DETAILS

 

 

Workstations Designed with English Language Learners in Mind: A Focus on Reading

Discover ways to motivate and engage prekindergarten and kindergarten students in reading activities. Learn how to provide high-quality structured and explicit instruction during whole group and small group mini-lessons. Provide a variety of curriculum activities, instructional strategies, and scaffolding practices to differentiate for the needs of diverse learners.  

 

 

Embracing the Characteristics of Various Genres to Deepen Comprehension of Text, Grades 1-5

March 29, 2017

Learn how to develop genre understanding through a process of immersing students in mentor texts and media literacy. Explore ways to support comprehension by analyzing and experiencing the foundational characteristics that help students to understand and define the genre. 

 

Moving from Learning Letters to Learning to Read

June 15, 2017

Learn effective methods for teaching letter sound correspondence that lead towards more complex word structure for readers. Remember the more connections students make the faster they learn to read. DETAILS

 

 

Reader's Workshop

October 10, 2017

Teach students how to apply skills and strategies independently while they read. Learn how to structure your reading language arts block using a reader's workshop framework. DETAILS

 

 

Pathways to Reading Comprehension: Knowing How and Where to Intervene

October 24, 2017

Improve your practice for determining how your students struggle with reading, where to begin intervention lessons, and what lessons to provide during Tier One intervention. Participants will receive information on quick assessment tools and practices for determining students' skills in phonemic awareness, word analysis, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. DETAILS

 

 


 

SECONDARY

 

 

Improving Achievement in Secondary ELAR Classrooms: A Guide for Teachers to Improve Equity Skills and Close Opportunity Gaps

February 24, 2017

This session will focus on identifying, addressing, and changing practices that contribute to equity and opportunity gaps in the secondary ELAR classroom. Teachers will be given specific strategies to develop and design classroom activities and practices that will lead to self-efficacy and an understanding of how to better meet the needs of all learners. This session will also provide ideas and suggestions for the implementation of strategic and intentional routines that focus on programmatic equity in the areas of reading and writing for the purpose of improved achievement for all student groups. DETAILS

 

 

Exploring RLA Through the Social Studies Lens

February 28, 2017

Learn effective interdisciplinary activities that are aligned to both the RLA and Social Studies TEKS. Come join us as we model TEKS-aligned, elementary lessons that are meaningful, integrative, challenging, and active, using social studies concepts, while promoting literacy and paving the way for life-long learning and active citizenship. DETAILS

 

 

Improving Achievement in Secondary ELAR Classrooms: A Guide for Teachers to Improve Equity Skills and Close Opportunity Gaps

March 21, 2017

This session will focus on identifying, addressing, and changing practices that contribute to equity and opportunity gaps in the secondary ELAR classroom. Teachers will be given specific strategies to develop and design classroom activities and practices that will lead to self-efficacy and an understanding of how to better meet the needs of all learners. This session will also provide ideas and suggestions for the implementation of strategic and intentional routines that focus on programmatic equity in the areas of reading and writing for the purpose of improved achievement for all student groups. DETAILS

 

 

Reading and Writing Activities to Encourage, Energize, and Entice Reluctant Secondary Students

This session will provide ELAR teachers with classroom activities to encourage, energize, and entice reluctant readers and writers at the secondary level. The activities are designed to jump start students of all ability levels into action so that they are willing to participate and engage. If you have tried everything in your toolbox and are needing some fresh ideas, you will be able to use the activities in this session the very next day!

 
 

TEKS Aligned Lessons to Engage and Energize English I End-of-Course Re-testers

The lessons presented in this session will provide teachers with highly engaging approaches that will energize students who are retesting for the English I End-of-Course assessment. The focus for this session will be on TEKS aligned lessons that will provide teachers with fresh ideas to inspire and motivate students who are striving for success on English I EOC. The ideas and strategies presented are implementable the very next day! 

 
 

Short Answer Response Success for Secondary Students

June 6, 2017

This professional development session will focus on knowledge of text complexity that will result in improved success on short answer response questions. Teachers will be presented with instructional practices and resources that go beyond surface comprehension; instructional resources and practices provided will support students as they make discerning connections across text and support the validity of ideas with appropriate text evidence. Text of various genres, as well as both single and connecting selections, will be presented in activities that can be used the very next day! DETAILS

 

 

Strategies for Teaching Beginning English Language Learners Across the Curriculum

Provide responsive instruction through a realistic framework for beginning English learners. Practical resources will be provided for teachers and administrators to help English Language Learners soar using tools and vignettes illustrating real-world challenges. Learn about techniques that support beginners across the curriculum.

 

June 15, 2017

This professional development session will provide either novice or experienced teachers with fresh instructional suggestions and ideas that can be easily embedded in everyday instruction to enhance reading comprehension with the existing curriculum. The engaging activities provided in this session will help students focus on reading comprehension with more strategy and intentionality. The high yield activities can be immediately implemented! DETAILS

 

 

Reader's Workshop

October 10, 2017

Teach students how to apply skills and strategies independently while they read. Learn how to structure your reading language arts block using a reader's workshop framework. DETAILS

 

 

Pathways to Reading Comprehension: Knowing How and Where to Intervene

October 24, 2017

Improve your practice for determining how your students struggle with reading, where to begin intervention lessons, and what lessons to provide during Tier One intervention. Participants will receive information on quick assessment tools and practices for determining students' skills in phonemic awareness, word analysis, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. DETAILS

 


 

Contact us for details about any of these sessions. Coaching and customized professional development are also available by calling 713.744.4457 or by e-mailing reading@esc4.net. 

7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708