Never Say 'Vocab' is Drab
Learn to enhance your vocabulary instruction so that it is as exciting as it is effective. This practical, hands-on session offers educators step-by-step instructions to successfully establishing a dynamic vocabulary program. So go beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary to improve vocabulary and consequently comprehension in primary aged students.
If You Intend to Comprehend
Reading is only calling words until children understand the meaning of the content. Through this workshop, teachers will encounter strategies to help students solve the puzzle by putting the pieces together so they can "see" the whole picture and comprehend the story.
[strategies for fiction based comprehension]
Do Tell - Retell
Lay a foundation for success in reading through an instructional plan of scaffolded retelling specifically built for the youngest students. This session will nail down how to construct a practical blueprint for developing fictional comprehension while enhancing fluency and vocabulary. Return to your classroom with the bricks and mortar needed to raise achievement through the establishment of an independent Retelling Center.
[This session is available as a Make and Take Workshop]
As You Begin to Comprehend
As students travel from saying words to paying attention to meaning learn to support and scaffold their journey. In this workshop the signposts to successful comprehension will be explored. Don't miss this interactive adventure that will provide the roadmap needed to make the trip to reading achievement.
[strategies for fiction and nonfiction comprehension]
It's a Fact - Teaching Comprehension through the use of Nonfiction
Are your students ready for the world in which 80% of the print is nonfiction? Did you know that fiction isn't the only story anymore! Explore how learning to read can be reading to learn. In this workshop you will discover the best reality show in town; the one in which comprehension is conquered using nonfiction.
Secrets to Spelling Success
For American children learning to spell everything from your name to multi-syllable words is more that knowing the rules of the game. Karen will introduce unique spelling strategies that are supported by balanced literacy, interactive instruction and a variety of learning style techniques. Hit a home run with ideas that will make every student a winner.
Right There in the Book
Let the wisdom of literature champions provide your students with the tools, techniques, and itch to write. Take away with you the strategies and stories for teaching the skills needed before someone ever puts pencil to paper. Teachers will collect a variety of age appropriate ideas to use with the youngest authors.
Write Right Now
Get your students writing everything from fantasy to factual reports but mainly get them to write! Witness what age-appropriate writing looks and sounds like for the primary pupils. Along with successful strategies participants will also acquire ample modeling materials and terrific techniques. Best of all, teachers will find the way to show the way to writing right now!
[Writing fiction and nonfiction]
Just the Facts - Teaching Writing through the use of Nonfiction
See how to unleash your student's natural curiosities to get them writing. When you open the door to data grids and writing frames they will show the way to success for every student. This session provides a practical, classroom friendly guide to unlocking the wealth provided within informational writing.