Get the necessary building blocks to implement a successful and authentic reading workshop routine in independent school classrooms. Learn how to enhance students’ reading experiences and accelerate their progress. Seminar sessions will focus on planning dynamic reading and writing units, conferring with first grade readers and writers, planning interactive read alouds, writing effective mini-lessons and much more!
Obtain the building blocks necessary to implement a successful and authentic reading workshop routine in independent school classrooms. Learn how to assess students in order to match instruction to their readers, enhance their students’ reading experience and accelerate their progress. Seminar sessions will focus on conferring with 2nd-5th grade readers, planning interactive read alouds, writing effective mini-lessons and much more!
In this comprehensive three-day seminar, Sarah, along with guest experts, will teach participants the nuts and bolts of how to implement the routines and procedures of a successful writing workshop in 2nd through 5th grade classrooms in independent schools. Seminar sessions will focus on practical methods for modeling, teaching and assessing writing through a workshop model. Participants will leave with a strong foundation in teaching narrative and informational writing, conferring with writers, using student writing to plan instruction, and much more!
Advanced Course (Prerequisite: Reading or Writing Workshop training)
Workshop leaders along with guest experts will extend teachers' knowledge of the reading and writing workshop approach to teaching literacy in an independent school classroom. During this two day intensive, participants will delve further into the work of assessment, accountability and engagement. Content from this workshop will focus on 2nd - 5th grade classrooms.
Join Sarah for a fast paced tour through accessible, tried and true digital lessons and tools. Learn how to create global classrooms and foster digitally literate students. Techniques for integrating web tools and social media will enhance your current curriculum. This seminar reflects the latest thinking about engaging students in authentic projects and connecting them outside the classroom. We will explore student work and test drive some of the tools.