TAKE THE NEXT STEP

IN GUIDED READING

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Literacyfootprints institute

SUMMER INSTITUTE · JULY 30–AUGUST 1, 2018

AMHERST, MA

With Jan Richardson And Michele Dufresne




WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Teachers and other literacy professionals seeking to support the teaching model outlined in The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading.


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Two full days of professional development, hands-on training, a wealth of supporting materials, and breakout sessions for classroom and intervention teachers. An optional third day features content for coaches and literacy coordinators. Lunch is included each day.


INSTITUTE REGISTRATION

$685 per person for the two-day Institute, plus $285 for optional third day. Discounts for multiple teachers from a single district.

"My Literacy Footprints Institute experience was glorious! It was amazing to be surrounded by principals, superintendents, reading specialists, reading intervention teachers, and reading recovery teachers who shared their LOVE of reading!"

— Lisa Thompson,
Union-Scioto Local School District
Chillicothe, OH

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE institute



EMERGENT AND EARLY LESSONS

Includes Beginner Steps, Managing the Primary Classroom

During Guided Reading, and Whole-Class Mini Lessons


TRANSITIONAL AND FLUENT LESSONS

Includes Supporting Struggling Readers

and Matching Books to the Comprehension Focus


COACH AND LITERACY COORDINATOR TRAINING

Must complete two-day Institute in order to attend. Additional fees apply.

“We learned about the amazing research on the ABC tracing book technique at the Institute. Our school was enthusiastic to try it out. After only two weeks, our results have been astonishing!


— Amy Ferris and Kim Scott,
Madison Kindergarten Academy
Richmond, Kentucky

breakout sessions

Breakout sessions will be chosen based on popular demand. Participants will rank their preferred breakout sessions during registration.



Beginner Steps

Learn about lessons designed specifically for students with meager letter knowledge. Beginner Steps lessons provide learning opportunities that engage students in authentic reading and writing experiences. This session will share how to assess and monitor progress, then plan and implement lessons to enhance learning.


Supporting Struggling Readers

This session focuses on ways to support struggling readers during guided reading. We will consider the roadblocks that these students often encounter and how we can improve decoding, comprehension, and fluency skills in a small-group setting to accelerate each reader’s progress.


Managing the Primary Classroom During Guided Reading

Sometimes the biggest struggle in guided reading is keeping the rest of the class busy with meaningful learning activities while working with groups. In this session, we will look at models of successful management for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms.


Whole-Class Mini Lessons

What do whole-class mini lessons look like and how can they help enhance independent reading and literacy work? In this session, we will explore how to engage the entire class in dynamic and engaging instruction. Topics will include building strategic readers and using progressive steps to introduce comprehension strategies we want students to employ.


Managing the Intermediate Classroom During Guided Reading

Sometimes the biggest struggle in guided reading is keeping the rest of the class busy with meaningful learning activities while working with groups. In this session, we will look at models of successful management for third and fourth grade classrooms.


Supporting Strategic Processing

It is important to help each student build an effective processing system that provides them with a solid foundation. Teaching students with explicit and powerful instruction requires understanding the challenges at different text levels. We will explore the processing hurdles as text complexity increases and how to prompt students at difficulty.


Matching Books to the Comprehension Focus

Book selection plays a critical role in a successful guided reading lesson. It is important to identify students’ needs and match books to the comprehension focus you thread throughout your lesson. In this session, we will examine what features to look for in books that provide clear and memorable examples to teach from.


Using Running Records to Plan Instruction

Running records are often used to establish guided reading levels and monitor class progress, but they can also provide a powerful window into a student’s processing. In this session, we will dig deeper into this important tool. We will practice how to analyze running records and learn how to use them to plan for next steps that lead to accelerated student progress.


Travel and Accommodation Information

THE INSTITUTE WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST


JULY 30–AUGUST 1, 2018

AMHERST, MA



Travel Information


THE CLOSEST AIRPORT is Bradley International Airport (BDL), located in Windsor Locks, CT. This airport is approximately 55 minutes from the Institute site.

TRAVEL FROM AIRPORT: Rental cars are available near the airport via complimentary shuttle service.

SHUTTLE FROM AIRPORT: Valley Transporter (valleytransporter.com) is the recommended shuttle service. You must call ahead to make a reservation once you know your flight details. This service generally costs $53 per person (one-way) and is the least expensive shuttle option.


Accomodation Information

For your convenience, hotel rooms and dorm-room suites are available at the following two locations:


HOTEL UMASS: Located in the same building as the Institute

Daily rate: $129 (includes continental breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet access, and use of the nearby gym)

Reservation method: Please call 877.822.2110 to reserve your room by June 29, 2018; reference group code GR118C

NORTH RESIDENCE HALL: Located a 10-minute walk from the Institute

Daily rate: $65 (The North Residential Area contains suite-like air-conditioned apartments. Each apartment includes four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a shared living room/kitchen area. Linens are included.)

Reservation method: Please use https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/PVB to reserve your room by June 29, 2018