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Reading/Language Arts Professional Development

 

ELEMENTARY - READING

 

Session Title Date Details
Using Coding to Enhance Literacy and Language Instruction January 30 Details

Using Cognitive Skills, such as Making an Inference and Predictions, to Increase Comprehension Grades 35

January 31

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Pathways Series: Planning for Instruction and Intervention in Writing Using Written Composition in Motion Feb 2/March 9 Details

Determining Importance and Summarizing Informational Text, Grades K-2

February 6 Details

Nonfiction Revision for Every Educator - 

          Strategies and Exercises for Helping Students Succeed at Writing in Any Subject 

February 7

 

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Reader's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom February 7 Details

Don't Forget the Fluency!

February 8

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Spanish Word Study: Increasing Students’ Vocabulary and Comprehension by Learning How Words “Work”  February 9 Details
Creating Implementation Frameworks Using TEKS Resource System: Reading/Language Arts, Grades 3-5 February 9 Details

Using Cognitive Skills, such as Making an Inference and Predictions, to Increase Comprehension Grades K-2

February 13

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Word Study Part 1Phonological Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Phonics, and Six Syllable Types

February 22

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

February 23

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Analyzing CIRCLE Progress Monitoring Data to Target Daily Instruction February 23 Details

Determining Importance and Summarizing Informational Text, Grades 35

February 27 Details
Creating Implementation Frameworks Using TEKS Resource System: Reading/Language Arts, Grades 3-5 February 28 Details

Vocabulary Development Instruction (K-2)

March 20 Details

 

 

ELEMENTARY - WRITING

 

Session Title Date Details
The Writing Teacher’s Toolkit: 20 Proven Practices for Struggling Writers  January 17 Details
In-Class Flipped RLA Instruction for Secondary Students January 24 Details

Teaching Writing in the K-2 Classroom

January 25

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Nonfiction Revision for Every Educator - 

          Strategies and Exercises for Helping Students Succeed at Writing in Any Subject 

February 7

 

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Writer's Workshop in the Bilingual Classroom  February 22 Details

 

 


 

 

SECONDARY - READING

 

Session Title Date Details
In-Class Flipped RLA Instruction for Secondary Students  January 24 Details

I Have a Question: Using Questioning Strategies to Promote Deeper Thinking About Text

January 30

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Pathways Series: Planning for Instruction and Intervention in Writing Using Written Composition in Motion  Feb 2/March 9 Details
Let's Try That a Different Way: Using Strategic Moves to Create and Revise Expository and Persuasive Texts February 7 Details

Deeper Learning Through Reading

February 8 Details
Creating Implementation Frameworks Using the TEKS Resource System, Grades 6-8 February 9 Details
Guided Reading in the Bilingual Classroom February 13 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

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

February 23 Details

Deeper Learning Through Reading

March 8 Details
Explicit Instruction for Secondary English Language Arts  March 8 Details

 

 

SECONDARY - WRITING

 

Session Title Date Details
Writing Conferences and Feedback for Secondary Language Arts Students  January 16 Details
The Writing Teacher’s Toolkit: 20 Proven Practices for Struggling Writers  January 17 Details
In-Class Flipped RLA Instruction for Secondary Students January 24 Details

Nonfiction Revision for Every Educator - 

          Strategies and Exercises for Helping Students Succeed at Writing in Any Subject 

February 7

 

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Revising and Editing Strategies for Struggling Secondary Writers  February 15 Details

What Every Struggling Writer Needs to Know 

April 12

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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. 

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