Planning Shared Reading to Support Strategic Reading in K–5
Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience that occurs when students join in or share the reading of a book or other text while guided and supported by a teacher. Learn how to plan short, targeted shared reading lessons using one book that is reread throughout the week. This on-demand course allows participants to choose a K-2 or a Grade 3 and Beyond focus. Learn more and register here.
Making Sense of the Six Syllable Types
Six written syllable-spelling conventions are used in spelling English words. Familiarity with these syllable patterns helps students know how to pronounce the vowels in words, how to read longer words accurately and fluently, and gives them a better understanding of spelling patterns. This online training will help teachers organize decoding and spelling instruction by giving them detailed description of each syllable type, the steps to implement syllable type instruction, and specific strategies that can be taught to assist students to decode multi-syllable words. Learn more and register here.
Science of Teaching Reading for All Educators
Reading is a complex activity made up of two interdependent processes. A skilled reader combines word recognition and language comprehension to make meaning of text. Years of research have identified the theory and practice of teaching reading. Understanding the cognitive processes that are imperative for successful reading acquisition is important for all educators. This course covers the components identified in the research to give educators the background knowledge needed to implement effective reading practices in all grade levels. Learn more and register here.
Evidence Based Writing to Support STAAR® in Grades 3–8
Learn the instructional framework that lays the foundation for evidence based writing, and how to support your students to master writing the short constructed response and the extended constructed response items of the new STAAR. Learn more and register here.