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Reading/Language Arts Workshops

Help I See Struggling Readers Series! Vocabulary Edition: Vocab Magic

January 14, 2020
Turn learning new and challenging words into an interactive experience for struggling readers. Learn how to use vocabulary to improve recall, comprehension, and word knowledge for diverse learners. Participants will examine meaningful academic routines that can transform their vocabulary instruction. Participants will engage in hands-on mini lessons to practice research-based techniques to improve academic language. The techniques prepare students for classroom, STAAR, and everyday success. DETAILS



No More STAAR Packets: Real Reading Practice Please

January 22, 2020

No more STAAR worksheet packets and student burn-out! Imagine students authentically engaged as they review for high stakes assessments throughout the school year. Energize your reading review practice with hands-on learner-centered approaches. This session provides an opportunity for participants to design/redesign student review through the use of learning stations, mini projects based on the principles of project-based learning, and various differentiated learning tasks.  DETAILS



Failure Is Not an Option: Save Our Struggling Readers

Are you in desperate need of techniques to help struggling readers learn to read, write and learn more effectively within the content areas? Examine strategies for teaching academic reading and writing to struggling secondary students. Explore instructional approaches that allow students to take ownership of their own learning. Participants will acquire knowledge about the needs of struggling learners and how to use powerful interactive strategies to improve learning for these students.


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 K-2


Grades 3-5


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

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

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




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 

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