Grade Levels: K-1, 2-3 and 4-5
This series will highlight the development of children as readers, as well as the development of teachers as instructors and coaches in reading. Teachers should bring their own copy of “The Art of Teaching Reading” by Lucy Calkins. Additional teacher resources will be recommended on the first day of class. This series will help teachers understand the structures of Readers Workshop. It will focus on preparing teachers to teach and coach young learners in the reading skills and strategies necessary to promote lifelong reading.
Teachers will learn how to develop mini-lessons, explore ways to balance small group differentiated instruction with guided reading and strategy lessons, sharpen their use of one-on-one and partner conferring, along with assessing student reading to plan and modify lessons based on student needs.
This series will also focus on developing units of study, which organize the content of the reading workshop. The developed units of study will help teachers plan for their teaching in a way that moves an entire reading community along while supporting individual learners.
Additional emphasis will be placed on organization of the environment, useful materials, analyzing student use of strategies and the importance of read aloud thinking and accountable talk.
Intended Audience: This series is divided into three grade levels and is designed for teachers of K-1, Grades 2-3 , and Grades 4-5.
Dates of Event: 5 sessions August, 2016 – January, 2017
Presenters: Michele Farah Ph.D. , Literacy Consultant, Oakland Schools and Shawna Hackstock, Independent Consultant