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On-Demand Sessions

Welcome to the Reading Language Arts department's On-Demand/Self-Paced offerings.
 
 

READING

 
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NEW! Characteristics, Structure, and Craft of Argumentative Text
The third grade through high school TEKS requires students to recognize and/or analyze the characteristics and structure of an argumentative text and to compose argumentative essays. This session will delve into the characteristics and craft of argumentative texts, identify the differences between argumentative and persuasive text, and provide teachers' instructional ideas to support instruction of this genre in all grade levels. Learn more and register here.
 
 
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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.

 
 
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Differentiating Small Group Reading Instruction in the Virtual Environment

Small group instruction provides additional teaching and practice to students on what they need to move forward with their reading development. Learn to group and target student's needs based on data, how to plan short, intentional lessons that encompass all of the components of literacy, and tools and practices to make the most of virtual small group lessons. This training includes kindergarten and fourth grade video examples of remote lessons. Learn more and register here.

 

 
 
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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 


 

ASSESSMENT
 

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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. Learn more and register here.

 


 

INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES

 

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Lesson Planning Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility
Identify the six steps of planning any lesson aligned to the rigor of the standard, follows the gradual release of responsibility, and establishes assessment criteria. Learn more and register here .
 

 

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