The A, B, Cs of Guided Reading
This workshop will focus on the research of Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas and how they define and implement guided reading. Participants will examine a guided reading lesson, learn how to form appropriate groups, and choose appropriate texts for small-group instruction. In addition, participants will receive ideas on how to assess students and create meaningful literacy activities for all students in the classroom.
Digging Deeper With Guided Reading
Learn how to effectively differentiate instruction using student data. This workshop will address how to tailor Guided Reading instruction within small-groups. Participants will explore characteristics of the specific reading stages and create differentiated small-group lesson plans to meet the needs of emergent, early, transitional, and fluent readers.
Managing the Guided Reading Classroom
This workshop will focus on strategies to organize and manage the Guided Reading classroom for optimal small-group instruction. Participants will explore how to set up the classroom, plan for the first 20 days of Guided Reading, and schedule groups. They will also experience how to form and manage meaningful literacy centers, implement authentic independent reading and writing activities, and create an actionable plan to implement Guided Reading successfully.
Meeting Students’ Needs with Differentiated Reading Instruction
Learn how to “shake-up” instruction to meet the individual needs of all students. This workshop will examine how to pre-assess students’ prior knowledge to set the stage. Participants will experience how to differentiate for content, process, and product and utilize tiered assignments for higher-order thinking skills.