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Thursday, February 8 • 13:15 - 14:15
Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching and Assessment (Session 1)

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How do you support, monitor, and assess student comprehension? How often? Is the information you collect useful for future instruction? What if you could regularly assess student comprehension during instruction, saving precious hours of instructional time? “…Coaching during reading may be one of the most significant distinctions between highly effective schools and moderately or less effective schools.” (Taylor, Pearson, Clark, & Walpole, 1999) “Simply assigning hard books will not ensure that students learn at high levels.” (Douglas Fischer, International Literacy Conference, 2016) Guided Reading is an essential component of a comprehensive, supportive literacy program. An effective 20-minute Guided Reading lesson allows teachers to work on comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and word-solving strategies, in a small group setting. Session Two: The second session will focus on 1) listening and interacting with student readers and intervening with skillful prompts, 2) strategies for collecting valuable data which moves students through a range of high quality fiction and informational texts monitoring progress made by students, and 3) offer practical suggestions for how literature response activities can help students clarify their thinking and explore new ideas based on a text.

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Wendy Legaarden

Wendy Legaarden has worked as a classroom teacher, administrator, and literacy consultant for over 35 years. Wendy believes that a balanced approach to literacy instruction is the best way to offer a full range of authentic experiences that address students’ literacy learning needs... Read More →

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Thursday February 8, 2018 13:15 - 14:15 MST
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Chairperson Tracey Thompson - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English