Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading: Ohio

Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading: Ohio

Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading


OHIO SESSION:
Grades K-2 - July 18, 2018 | Grades 2-5 - July 19, 2018

Trebein Elementary School, Xenia, OH

In this powerful workshop, teachers will learn how to plan and conduct differentiated small-group reading sessions that result in improved student achievement. Kristi McCullough will show teachers how to support students at their developmental levels, engage them in authentic text, and provide targeted lessons to increase students’ comprehension in both literature and informational texts.

Workshop Topics:

  • Learn how to develop a schedule where small-group reading occurs in tandem with students working independently in literacy stations.
  • Obtain ways to utilize teacher-led small groups during the reading block.
  • Understand how to interpret reading levels of students and match them with appropriate text.
  • Gain strategies to support readers at different stages of reading.
  • Learn how to tie whole-group mini-lessons to small-group instruction.
  • Learn types of before, during, and after-reading strategies and how they fit into small-group reading lessons.
  • Acquire methods for supporting readers by incorporating effective oral reading strategies.

When you leave, you’ll be able to:

  • Use small groups to support and deepen mini-lesson skills first taught during whole-class direct instruction.
  • Introduce a new text to students in a way that provides support for them to be able to decode and understand the text.
  • Increase the amount of time students spend reading the whole text.
  • Cultivate student interaction with the text during reading.
  • Organize your space and supplies to make small-group instruction both efficient and effective.
GRADES K-2 - DAY 2
Reading Levels A-I
Learn tools and activities for teaching components of reading for the Pre-A/Emergent and Early/Beginning Stages.
  • Comprehension strategies target retelling, summarizing, and predicting.
  • Support students’ thinking about text by annotating for the group.
  • Increase fluency with attention to font, format, and punctuation.
  • Build automatic recall of phonics principles, high-frequency words, sounds, and letters.
GRADES 2-5 - DAY 3
Reading Levels J-Z
Learn tools and activities for teaching components of reading for the Transitional and Fluent Stages.
  • Comprehension strategies target summarizing key information based on text structure and inferring.
  • Support students’ thinking about text with annotation strategies and tools.
  • Solidify fluency with attention to phrasing and punctuation.
  • Analyze word parts to increase decoding and vocabulary.
  • Incorporate discussion with chapter books.

Free follow-up training video:

  • Teachers who attend this Reading Block workshop will be given a complimentary one-month subscription to Kristi's matching video on webPD, Leading an Effective Reading Block (K-5).
  • During the complimentary subscription period, teachers are encouraged to share access with every colleague in their school, allowing the entire staff to learn key concepts from the workshop.

Workshop Excerpts:


Target Audience

K-5 Classroom Teachers
Literacy Coaches
Literacy Coordinators
Title I / Directors
Special Education Teachers
ELL Teachers
K-5 High-Ability Teachers
K-5 Administrators

Testimonials

“The workshop was packed with ideas to improve guided reading groups. Kristi's personality and energy were fun! You could see her passion for reading the way she presented!” Karly Douglas, Kindergarten Teacher, Heywood Elementary School, Troy, OH
 
“I have launched guided reading in my classroom, and I struggle with what to focus on with groups/individual students. This information is EXACTLY what I needed!” Olivia Raley, Grade 2, Calvary Elementary School, Lebanon, KY
 
“Smekens always has workshops that give me fabulous ideas and cause me to reflect on what I currently do. I can't wait to get back into the classroom.” Tracy McKee, Grade 2 Teacher, Saint Christopher School, Indianapolis, IN
 
"I love the immediate use of materials. I always walk away with great ideas right now!" Mary Cooper, Grade 6 Teacher, New Buffalo Middle School, New Buffalo, MI

Graduate Credit

Workshop attendees can earn three hours of nationally-accredited graduate credit for attending two or more of the Back-to-School workshops. Details regarding this opportunity will be available soon. Registration information for graduate credit will be shared during the 10 a.m. break of each workshop. After the workshop, attendees have 2 weeks to apply their training hours to the program. The cost of graduate credit is separate from the cost of attending a workshop.

 
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Attend one day:
$225 (Early Bird)  |  $250 (Standard)

Attend two days:
$425 (Early Bird) | $450 (Standard)

Attend three days:
$625 (Early Bird)  |  $650 (Standard)

Attend four days:
$800 (Early Bird) | $825 (Standard)

 

Discounts available!

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  • Register for more than one day and save!
  • For teams of 3+: Save $6 per person!
  • For teams of 10+: Contact our office for a 10% savings!

Trebein Elementary School
1728 Dayton Xenia Road
Xenia, OH 45385




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