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Summer Speaker Series - Session Information

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This year’s Speaker Series allows you to choose the session(s) of most interest to you!

 

Each virtual session must be registered for individually—there is not a “Series” fee option.

 


 

rla-summer-series-2022-poloroids-laminackWriters ARE Readers

Presenter: Lester Laminack

June 7, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

Writers approach a text with an eye for more than “what’s the story here?” Writers look for structure and craft, intention and execution, voice, tone and mood. Writers notice intent, hyperbole, and honesty in content. Writers ARE readers. Reading and writing are mutually supportive processes, though much of our instruction misses the bonus of that relationship. Efficient readers can be shown how to flip their insights about structure and strategies into more powerful writing. Learning to write using your reader knowledge has important implications for growing more informed and efficient writers.To be a good writer you must first be able to read deeply and understand the author’s intent.

 

In this workshop, Lester Laminack will show you that the key to successful writing is harnessing the power of close reading. You will learn how your students can transfer what they know about reading structures and strategies into practices that will hone their writing skills and help them become more focused writers.

 

Session ID: 1667036  |  Kindergarten–Grade 12  |  Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  |  Fee: $85  |  REGISTER   

 

 


 

rla-summer-series-2022-poloroids-durhamPatterns of Power: Inviting Adolescent Writers

into the Conventions of Language

Presenter: Holly Durham

June 9, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

When reading and writing collide in the conventions of language, meaning is made. Explore ways to harness language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Author’s purpose and craft connections will be demonstrated and discussed. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as a right-or-wrong proposition to one of meaning and effect. Come discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that accelerates adolescent writers and readers.

 

Session ID: 1661309  |  Grades 6–12  |  Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  |  Fee: $85  |   REGISTER

 

 


 

rla-summer-series-2022-poloroids-sharpWhat My Fifth Graders Taught Me about Falling in Love with Reading
Presenter: Colby Sharp

June 16, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

Colby Sharp, fifth grade teacher, national speaker, and co-founder of Nerdy Book Club with Donalyn Miller, will share what his students have taught him about how kids fall in love with reading, building a classroom library, and creating a schoolwide reading culture. Join us for this exciting and informative virtual Summer Speaker Series session!

 

Session ID: 1661325  | Kindergarten–Grade 5 |  Time: 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Fee: $85  |   REGISTER

 

 


 

rla-summer-series-2022-poloroids-laroccaPatterns of Wonder: Inviting Emergent Writers

into the Conventions of Language (Pre-K to Kindergarten)
Presenter: Whitney LaRocca

June 23, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

Meaning is made when reading and writing collide in the conventions of language. Explore ways to support composition and comprehension with your youngest writers by harnessing these language conventions. Enjoy the curiosity and wonder young children have around what writers do while supporting meaning and effect, in both oral and written language. Engage in brain based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows even our youngest writers and readers.

 

Session ID: 1661302  | PreK–Kindergarten  |  Time: 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  |   Fee: $85  |  REGISTER

 

 

Patterns of Power: Inviting Writers into the Conventions of Language (Grades 1–5)

Presenter: Whitney LaRocca

June 23, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

Explore ways to harness language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Author’s purpose is why, and author’s craft is how. How do we move the conventions of language from being viewed as a right-and-wrong proposition with only one correct answer? Come discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows writers and readers.

 

Session ID: 1661292   |   Grades 1–5   |  Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   |  Fee: $85  |  REGISTER

 


 

rla-summer-series-2022-poloroids-blevinsHigh Impact Phonics Routines
Presenter: Wiley Blevins

June 30, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

Wiley Blevins is an author, educational consultant, researcher, and expert in early literacy skills who has written over sixteen books, including A Fresh Look at Phonics, Phonics A to Z, and Meaningful Phonics and Word Study. Join us for this informative session that will highlight high-impact phonics routines, including an enhanced lesson plan structure for decodable text and a focus on both decoding and encoding to accelerate student learning.

 

Session ID: 1661542  |  Kindergarten–Grade 5  |  Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. |  Fee: $85  |  REGISTER

 


 

rla-summer-series-2022-poloroids-alvaroReading and Writing Strategies for Students with Disabilities

(Kindergarten–Grade 2)
Presenter: Meredith Alvaro

July 26, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

This strategy-packed workshop will offer participants anchor charts, demonstrations, teaching tools and targeted activities to support a wide range of literacy goals. The first portion of the workshop will focus on strategies to support K-2 readers. Participants will learn research-based multimodal strategies to support decoding, fluency, and comprehension of both literary and informational text. The second portion of the workshop will focus on writing strategies that support organization, elaboration, and mechanics. Get ready to leave with a wealth of new techniques to support learners with disabilities in the ELA classroom.

 

Session ID: 1669931  |  Kindergarten–Grade 2  |  Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  |  Fee: $35  |  REGISTER

 


 

Reading and Writing Strategies for Students with Disabilities (Grades 3–5)
Presenter: Meredith Alvaro

July 27, 2022  |  Virtual Session

 

This strategy-packed workshop will offer participants anchor charts, demonstrations, teaching tools and targeted activities to support learners with disabilities in the ELA classroom. The first portion of the workshop will focus on strategies to support students as readers. Participants will learn research-based multimodal strategies to support decoding, fluency, and comprehension of both literary and informational text. The second portion of the workshop will focus on writing strategies that support organization, elaboration, and mechanics. Participants will leave a wealth of options and ideas to tailor effective instruction to a wide range of learners.

 

Session ID: 1669935  |  Grades 3–5  |  Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  |  Fee: $35  |  REGISTER

 


 
 
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For more information about this series, e-mail reading@esc4.net.

 
 
 
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