Online Workshop:
Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading

Online Workshop:
Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading

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A completion certificate is available for download at the end of the workshop,
but you do not have the flexibility to jump ahead in any video segment.
No completion certificates are awarded at the end of the workshop, but you have the flexibility to jump ahead in any video segment.
Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading $140

Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading

Once the planning and mechanics are in place for leading small-group guided reading, the next step is to utilize this instructional time for targeted and intentional teaching that addresses the unique needs of each child. In this workshop, Kristi McCullough provides K-5 teachers with a five-step process for utilizing multiple data sources to differentiate instruction during guided reading.


  • Learn how to collect, validate, and organize data relative to each student's reading progress.
  • Learn how to analyze various data sources to assess progress over time.
  • Discover how to use anecdotal assessments to identify each reader's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn how to triangulate data already being collected to construct a differentiated instructional plan.
  • Learn how to utilize small-group instruction to equip all readers with multiple strategies to process text.
  • Gain ideas for how to employ effective teacher language that can be used during guided reading to teach, prompt, and reinforce.
  • Learn intervention strategies designed to help readers progress to the next level.

When you complete the workshop, you'll be able to:

  • View with confidence assessment data you already collect.
  • Combine the data you already collect to construct a triangulation of data for each child.
  • Examine reader behaviors to address strengths and needs.
  • Utilize data to determine where students fall in the scaffold of literacy skills.


Three reasons to enroll

1. The stakes are high, and the heat is on.

Student achievement in reading is as important now as ever. Teachers need the tools and strategies to deliver research-based best-practice methods. (Our strategies are classroom-tested and practical!)

2. Using time effectively is essential.

In order for small-group guided reading instruction to be effective, time with the teacher has to be carefully planned and purposeful. (Learn to make the most of your small-group time!)

3. Differentiation is challenging but necessary.

Teachers are used to dealing with students who have diverse needs, but knowing how to meet those needs in the area of reading is a priority. (Meet students at their instructional level!)

Top questions teachers ask about teaching K-5 reading with small-group instruction

  • What types of data should I collect about my readers?
  • How do I triangulate data to plan differentiated instruction?
  • How do I collect formative assessments during a lesson?
  • How often should I revisit my data?
  • How does my data impact whole-class instruction?
  • What procedures should I use to organize my data?

Kristi McCullough provides the answers to these questions and many more!

What others say about Kristi's workshops

"Every idea was though-provoking. She really made me think of how/why I do routines the way I do in my classroom." Glenda Ferguson, Teacher, Burris Elementary, Mitchell, IN

"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, Teacher, Heywood Elementary School, Troy, OH

"Kristi is a high-energy presenter who gives real examples. She does not present in isolation but shows real living examples of practices she uses as she is teaching" Maureen Hoffman-Wehmeier, Teacher, Greenwood Middle School, Greenwood, IN

"Awesome! Kristi took a heavy topic and gave us practical ways to make big changes." Jessica Hammer, Teacher, Sacred Heart Model School, Louisville, KY

"Kristi did a fantastic job giving us clear content that we could follow and use!" Amanda Chapple, Teacher, Churubusco Elementary School, Churubusco, IN

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the workshop start and finish?

The workshop can begin at any time.

How long do I have access to the workshop?

After enrollment, you have access to the content for 30 days. You determine how fast or slow you want to progress through the workshop during this time.

Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Sorry, online workshop sharing is not allowed. Our Terms of Use specify that one registration fee allows access for just one person. However, we are happy to offer group discounts. Give us a call at (888) 376-0448 to get the details.

Can I get continuing education credits?

Most likely! With prior approval from your school district, participants may receive credit for up to 5 hours of professional development for each workshop. A certificate of completion is available when you select the "Verified View." No certificate is awarded when you select the "Flexible View."

Can I earn graduate credit?

Thanks to a partnership with the Midwest Teachers Institute, educators who enroll in two eligible webAcademy workshops can earn three hours of nationally-accredited graduate credit for just $375. Teaching K-5 Reading with Small-Group Instruction is the corresponding workshop for Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading. (To earn graduate credit participants must select the “Verified View” enrollment option.) Graduate credits offered through MTI are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. Contact Brady Smekens, Director of Professional Development, for details, (888) 376-0448.

What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days, and we will give you a full refund.

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