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Reading/Language Arts Professional Development

CONFERENCES

 

Region 4 ESC Annual Reading and Writing Conference

November 15, 2017

The Annual Reading and Writing Conference will offer sessions on various topics including the reading and writing connection, genre integration, critical thinking skills, technology incorporation, differentiation, reaching struggling learners, and many other areas. Presentations will be given by invited speakers, district staff, and Region 4 specialists.  Details available on the conference registration page.

 


 

ELEMENTARY - READING

 

Session Title Date Details
Enhancing Children’s Vocabulary Development September 22 Details

Go Figure: Using TEKS Figure 19 Cognitive Skills to Increase Reading Comprehension,

Grades 3–5

September 27

 

Details

 

Putting a Fine Point on It: Integrating the Fine Arts to Foster Engagement and

Develop the Critical Thinking Skills Necessary for Reading S.T.A.A.R. and

English EOC Success

September 28

 

 

Details

 

 

Help I See Struggling Readers: They Are Everywhere!

October 3 Details

Achievement Gap or Education Gap: Exploring Challenges and Solutions

in Language Arts and Social Studies

October 5 and

November 3

Details

 

Designing Systematic Word Study October 6 Details
Reader's Workshop October 10 Details

Don't Forget the Fluency!

October 17 Details

Phonological Awareness (PK–1st)

October 18 Details
Pathways to Reading Comprehension: Knowing How and Where to Intervene October 24 Details

Emergent Reading Small Group Activities Make and Take in the PPCD and PK Classrooms

November 3

Details

T.E.A.M.S. that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse

Learners in Elementary Reading/Language Arts & Social Studies

4-Day session

beg. Nov. 7

Details

 

Phonological Awareness (PK1st)

November 16 Details

Designing Effective Read Alouds to Strengthen Children's Literacy Skills (Pre-K 1)

November 28

Details

Using Cognitive Skills, such as Making an Inference and Predictions, to Increase

Comprehension Grades 35

January 31

 

Details

 

Determining Importance and Summarizing Informational Text, Grades K2

February 6 Details

Don't Forget the Fluency!

February 8

Details

Using Cognitive Skills, such as Making an Inference and Predictions, to Increase

Comprehension Grades K2

February 13

 

Details

 

Word Study Part 1Phonological Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Phonics, and

Six Syllable Types

February 22

 

Details

 

Word Study Part 2Six Syllable Types with Multi-syllabic Words, Syllabication,

Etymology, and Morphology

February 23

 

Details

 

Determining Importance and Summarizing Informational Text, Grades 35

February 27 Details

Vocabulary Development Instruction (K2)

March 20 Details

 

 

 

ELEMENTARY - WRITING

 

Session Title Date Details
Writer's Workshop November 7 Details
Designing Effective Read Alouds to Strengthen Children’s Literacy Skills (Pre-K -1) November 16 Details
Designing Effective Read-Alouds to Strengthen Children’s Literacy Skills (Pre-K–1) November 28 Details
Enhancing Children’s Vocabulary Development December 1 Details
Supporting and Nurturing Young Writers (Pre-K ) December 7 Details

Teaching Writing in the K-2 Classroom

January 25

Details

 

 


 

 

SECONDARY - READING

 

Session Title Date Details
Deeper Learning Through Reading September 22 Details

Reading and Writing Activities to Encourage, Energize, and Entice

Reluctant Secondary Students

September 27 Details

Putting a Fine Point on It: Integrating the Fine Arts to Foster Engagement and

Develop the Critical Thinking Skills Necessary for Reading S.T.A.A.R. and

English EOC Success

September 28

 

Details

 

Help I See Struggling Readers: They Are Everywhere!

October 3 Details

Transform and Transcend Your Secondary ELAR Practices: Differentiate.

Engage. Motivate. Energize.

October 4

(four-day session)

Details

 

High School Reading: STAAR Review to Go

October 6 Details
Reader's Workshop October 10 Details

Everyday Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension for Secondary Students

October 12 Details

Why Do My High School Students Struggle with Discussion?

October 20 Details
Pathways to Reading Comprehension: Knowing How and Where to Intervene October 24 Details

Middle School Reading: STAAR Review to Go

October 24 Details

Responding to the Needs of Secondary Readers: Strategies for Reading

Improvement During First Time Instruction

October 31

 

Details

 

Culturally Responsive Practices in Language Arts November 3 Details

Middle School Reading: STAAR Review to Go

November 9 Details

Using Interactive Notebooks in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom

November 16 Details

In-Class Flipped RLA Instruction for Secondary Students

November 28 Details

You Make a Persuasive Case: Teaching High School Students the Art of

Argumentation to Improve English EOC II Composition

December 1

 

Details

 

Reading and Writing Activities to Encourage, Energize, and Entice

Reluctant Secondary Students

December 1

 

Details

 

I Have a Question: Using Questioning Strategies to Promote

Deeper Thinking About Text

January 30

 

Details

 

Deeper Learning Through Reading

February 8 Details
Word Study Part 1- Phonological Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Phonics, and Six
Syllable Types
February 22 Details

Word Study Part 2- Six Syllable Types with Multi-syllabic Words,

Syllabication, Etymology, and Morphology

February 23

 

Details

 

The Big Three: Teaching Word Skills, Fluency and Comprehension to

Middle School Students

February 23 Details

Deeper Learning Through Reading

March 8 Details

 

 

 

SECONDARY - WRITING

 

Session Title Date Details

Reading and Writing Activities to Encourage, Energize, and Entice

Reluctant Secondary Students

September 27 Details

Putting a Fine Point on It: Integrating the Fine Arts to Foster Engagement and Develop

the Critical Thinking Skills Necessary for Reading S.T.A.A.R. and English EOC Success

September 28

 

Details

 

Beyond the Writing Prompt:Getting Students Excited About Writing October 6 Details

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

October 10 Details
Writer's Workshop November 7 Details
Mentor Text and Modeling: The Keys to Teaching Writing November 9 Details

 

 


 

ONLINE TRAINING

 

 

Guided Reading Series

Recommended for grades K–6.

 

  • Guided Reading #1 - Taking and Analyzing Running Records - A running record allows teachers to closely observe and record student's oral reading behavior in order to plan instruction. Participants will learn how to use standard markings to take running records, how to analyze the running record for accuracy and comprehension, and then how to identify what cueing systems students are using to plan instruction.  DETAILS
  • Guided Reading #2 - Planning the Lesson - The strengths and needs of the students in the small group determine the focus for the guided reading lesson as well as the selection of the text used for the lesson. Participants will learn how to select a lesson focus that is targeted to the group's needs, and what to consider when selecting books that support student's use of reading skills and strategies.  DETAILS
  • Guided Reading #3: The Guided Reading Lesson Structure - The structure of the guided reading lesson is designed to provide for explicit teaching and student practice throughout the lesson. Participants will learn how to structure a guided reading lesson, specific teaching points and prompts to use throughout, and observe portions of a guided reading lesson with students.  DETAILS
  • Guided Reading #4 - Changing Lesson Focus to Meet Student's Needs - The guided reading lesson has a specific structure, but in order for students to make progress the daily lesson focus needs to change. Participants will learn how to adjust learning targets throughout the week based on student’s reading behaviors during each guided reading lesson. Recordings of one guided reading group over multiple days is included to show how to adjust lesson targets based on student needs.  DETAILS
  • Guided Reading #5: Implementing Small Group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades - Intermediate readers need specific instruction to become more strategic readers, but often the small group time targets the book rather than the reader. Learn how to focus your guided reading lesson on helping your readers to be more strategic readers. Recordings of a 5th grade small group over three days is included to demonstrate how the small group lesson may change with intermediate students. DETAILS

 

Supporting Independent Practice in Reading Workshop

Supporting student’s transfer of reading skills and strategies is the goal of the balanced literacy framework. The implementation of centers, independent reading, and literature circles supports this transfer. This training will cover these three types of independence practices to help students develop the habits to read strategically and to work independently.  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