Ignite the passion for reading and writing in your students. You can count on our literacy experts, authors, and teaching resources to help you meet your state’s standards for literacy and integrate academic reading comprehension and language development across all content areas. We’ll bring the most effective literacy teaching strategies to your school or district to ensure all students succeed.
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An expert author or certified associate will help engage your team to advance your literacy practices. Our keynoters have direct experience with the foundational aspects of literacy development as well as continued support for developing readers at all levels.
The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing
Support students in reaching desired learning outcomes in areas of literacy, particularly writing.
The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading
Increase the effectiveness of reading instruction by understanding how literacy develops.
Literacy Strategies to Master the Standards
Promote deep understanding by helping readers absorb information in a text—recognizing assumptions, background knowledge, and biases.
Building Vocabulary and Academic Language
Explore the standards specific to vocabulary, and gain ideas for curriculum and instruction to ensure students develop word-solving skills.
Close Reading Skills
Discover how to effectively use challenging texts at all grade levels, and ensure students acquire close reading skills.
Teaching with Complex Texts
Ensure all learners become successful close readers of complex texts.
Elementary Reading Intervention Strategies
Acquire a toolkit for scaffolding instruction for all students, and learn how to design a customized intervention plan for your classroom, school, or district.
Integrating Makerspace Ideas into Elementary Literacy Education
Transform literacy teaching and learning by integrating maker projects for elementary classrooms. Teachers and administrators use these tools and strategies to construct innovative opportunities for students to boost comprehension, increase vocabulary knowledge, and improve writing skills.
Vocabulary in a SNAP
Support all students in expanding academic vocabulary with targeted, brief, daily lessons.
Literacy Instructional Strategies and Assessments
Learn to strengthen and extend your inventory of instructional practices and develop various assessments around reading, writing, speaking, and listening across content areas. Transfer what you learn in this practical, hands-on professional development session to actively engage students and boost their achievement.
Through this highly personalized service, team members will learn how to improve student results in reading and writing with expert guidance. Your coach will draw on firsthand experience as well as the experience of other successful schools to help staff execute proven best practices in lesson design, instruction, and assessment.
Tackle your students’ literacy challenges head-on with the support of an expert coach. Teachers at every grade level will receive individualized suggestions for refining their lessons and incorporating instructional best practices. Through this guidance, staff will gain the know-how to help all students master the reading and writing skills required for college and career success.
ELA Site-Specific Coaching
These schools are identified for targeted work, linking coaching and professional development over multiple sessions during the school year, with a specific focus on applying systems thinking to strengthen ELA instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the following principles: collaborative conversations and text complexity, close reading in all disciplines, writing from sources, supporting diverse language and learning needs, text-dependent questions, and promoting writing in all disciplines.
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