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Reading/Language Arts Workshops

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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 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. 

 

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.

 

Creating Connections Through Multi-Genre Units for Grades 3-8

October 1, 2019
Learn how to plan with purpose using the newly adopted ELAR TEKS. Integrate language modes, link literature via themes, and create multi-genre units that intellectually engage students. In this hands-on training, explore how to plan for instruction using a structured, methodical approach that emphasizes the connections students need to make in order to gain deeper literary insights, increase comprehension, and bolster metacognition. 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.

 

Using the Reciprocity of Reading and Writing to Support Informational Writing

October 16, 2019
Explicitly teaching to help students understand the reciprocal nature of reading and writing are powerful tools to accelerate learning. In this session participants will learn how to systematically teach the text structures used by authors of informational text to help their young writers compose and organize their own informational pieces. Multiple craft lessons that span the writing process will be shared so that participants leave with a road-map to accelerate their own students' writing.   DETAILS

 

 

Reader's Workshop (3rd-8th Grade)

October 29. 2019

Teach students how to apply skills and strategies independently while they read. Learn how to structure your reading language arts block using a reader's workshop framework. Reader's workshop is the most effective way to structure the balanced literacy program. This approach effectively implements the gradual release of responsibility to scaffold the teaching of reading skills and encourage students to enjoy reading. This training will cover the format of reader's workshop, how to develop clear daily learning objectives, and design effective mini-lessons using interactive read aloud, shared reading, or close reading.  DETAILS

 

 

Reader's Workshop in the Primary Grades

November 6, 2019
Teach emergent readers to become active thinkers as they learn the skills and strategies to become independent readers by using the reader's workshop framework. Reader's workshop is the most effective way to structure the balanced literacy program. This approach effectively implements the gradual release of responsibility to scaffold teaching of reading skills and encourages students to enjoy reading. This training will cover the format of reader's workshop, how to develop clear daily learning objectives, and design effective mini-lessons using interactive read aloud, shared reading and reading aloud. DETAILS

 

 

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

November 15, 2019
Explore the 2017 adopted standards through the lens of supporting inclusive settings. 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 newly revised knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of the standards. Participants will learn how using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can assist in identifying and removing curriculum barriers to support the integration of instructional adaptations in inclusive settings.  DETAILS

 

 

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

 


 

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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

 

 

Creating Connections Through Multi-Genre Units for Grades 3-8

October 1, 2019
Learn how to plan with purpose using the newly adopted ELAR TEKS. Integrate language modes, link literature via themes, and create multi-genre units that intellectually engage students. In this hands-on training, explore how to plan for instruction using a structured, methodical approach that emphasizes the connections students need to make in order to gain deeper literary insights, increase comprehension, and bolster metacognition. DETAILS

 

 

Reader’s Workshop for Secondary ELA Students: Dig Deeper

October 2, 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

 

 

Failure Is Not an Option: Save Our Struggling Readers

October 2, 2019

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.  DETAILS

 

 

Writer’s Workshop for Secondary ELA Students: Dig Deeper

October 3, 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

 

 

TEKS Aligned Lessons to Engage and Energize English End-of-Course Re-testers

October 3, 2019

The lessons presented in this session will provide teachers with highly engaging approaches that will energize students who are retesting for the English End-of-Course assessment. The focus for this session will be on TEKS aligned lessons that will provide teachers with fresh ideas to inspire and motivate students who are striving for success on English I EOC. The ideas and strategies presented are implementable the very next day!  DETAILS

 

 

New ELAR TEKS 6-8: Designing Integrated Lessons

October 11, 2019
This professional development session will provide teachers for grades 6-8 with lesson examples developed through an understanding of the integration of TEKS strands and skills. After exploring strand connections and integration possibilities, teachers will be given the opportunity with facilitator support to create an integrated model lesson.  DETAILS

 

 

Reader's Workshop (3rd-8th Grade)

October 29. 2019

Teach students how to apply skills and strategies independently while they read. Learn how to structure your reading language arts block using a reader's workshop framework. Reader's workshop is the most effective way to structure the balanced literacy program. This approach effectively implements the gradual release of responsibility to scaffold the teaching of reading skills and encourage students to enjoy reading. This training will cover the format of reader's workshop, how to develop clear daily learning objectives, and design effective mini-lessons using interactive read aloud, shared reading, or close reading.  DETAILS

 

 

New ELAR TEKS 6-8: Designing Integrated Lessons

October 30, 2019
This professional development session will provide teachers for grades 6-8 with lesson examples developed through an understanding of the integration of TEKS strands and skills. After exploring strand connections and integration possibilities, teachers will be given the opportunity with facilitator support to create an integrated model lesson. DETAILS

 

 

T.E.A.M.S. that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Secondary Reading/Language Arts

November 7, 2019

“Teaching Engaging Academics and Motivating for Success” (T.E.A.M.S.) is a multi-day professional development series that applies the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks to content specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) instruction and classroom design. The series will be presented by a Region 4 collaborative triad whose expertise includes classroom management, access to the general curriculum, and reading/language arts. Participants will be provided with effective research-based skills and strategies which address diverse learners’ access to the general curriculum.  Knowledge and skills learned will support student achievement impacting STAAR™ success.  DETAILS

 

 

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

 

 


 

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