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Reading/Language Arts Workshops

EARLY LITERACY

 

Moving from Learning Letters to Learning to Read

June 5, 2019
Learn effective methods for teaching letter sound correspondence that lead towards more complex word structure for readers.  Remember the more connections students make the faster they learn to read. DETAILS

 

 


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Exploring the New English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Explore the 2017 adopted standards for your grade level band. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore each of the seven strands, review the alignment of skills across grade levels, and discuss the new and revised knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of the standards.

 

Kindergarten - Grade 2

 

Grades 3-5

 

Exploring the New Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Explore the 2017 adopted standards for your grade level band. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore each of the seven strands, review the alignment of skills across grade levels, and discuss the new and revised knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of the standards.

 

Kindergarten - Grade 2

 

Grades 3-6

 

 

Well-Crafted Lesson Planning with the English Learner (EL) in Mind | English Language Arts

June 3, 2019
Explore using a simple framework that supports writing well-crafted lessons to integrate content and strategies which provide access to the English Learner. The framework will focus on the daily lesson sequence and delivery strategies as well as identify classroom structures that support listening, speaking, reading, and writing domains as part of content learning.  DETAILS

 

 

Moving from Learning Letters to Learning to Read

June 5, 2019
Learn effective methods for teaching letter sound correspondence that lead towards more complex word structure for readers.  Remember the more connections students make the faster they learn to read. DETAILS

 

 

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

September 12, 2019

Let's start at the very beginning of reading acquisition.  This session will review phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, graphemes and phonemes, basic phonics, and the six syllable types.  Participants will review the what, why, and how for each topic, including some make and take activities.  DETAILS

 

 

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

September 13, 2019

After students have mastered the alphabet and reading single syllable words, what are the next steps to advance student skills with decoding?  This session will address the aspects of advanced decoding by delving into syllable division rules, morphology (i.e. affixes, roots), and etymology. Participants will learn the what, why, and how for each topic, including some make and take activities. DETAILS

 


 

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Exploring the New English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Explore the 2017 adopted standards for your grade level band. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore each of the seven strands, review the alignment of skills across grade levels, and discuss the new and revised knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of the standards.

 

Grades 6-8

 
Grades 9-12

 

 

Well-Crafted Lesson Planning with the English Learner (EL) in Mind | English Language Arts

June 3, 2019
Explore using a simple framework that supports writing well-crafted lessons to integrate content and strategies which provide access to the English Learner. The framework will focus on the daily lesson sequence and delivery strategies as well as identify classroom structures that support listening, speaking, reading, and writing domains as part of content learning.  DETAILS

 

 

Reader’s Workshop for Secondary ELA Students: Dig Deeper into Reader’s Workshop.

June 13, 2019
Explore how to create mini-lessons, incorporate different reading strategies and techniques, and implement meaningful lessons using the reading-writing connection lens through the reader's workshop framework.  DETAILS

 

 

Writer’s Workshop for Secondary ELA Students

June 26, 2019
Explore how to create mini-lessons, incorporate different writing strategies and techniques, and implement meaningful lessons using the reading-writing connection lens using a writer's workshop framework. DETAILS

 

 

Putting a Fine Point on It: Integrating the Fine Arts to Foster Engagement and Develop the Critical Thinking Skills Necessary for Reading ST.A.A.R. and English EOC Success 

July 26, 2019

Research shows that integrating the arts improves overall academic achievement and produces cognitively flexible, multi-literate students. Participants will learn how to integrate the arts into Language Arts instruction in order to engage imaginations, foster creativity, and bolster comprehension skills.   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