Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/Williston

Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades K-2/Williston

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am – August 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Allen Brook School
497 Talcott Rd
Williston, VT 05495
$1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael's College
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/Williston @ Allen Brook School | Williston | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Deb Boerner, RRTL

Dates: August 19 – 21, 2019 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plus 9 monthly sessions  Thursdays: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, and 5/14 Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: Allen Brook School, Williston School District

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Deb Boerner

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

This course is designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers in schools that have implemented Reading Recovery. Combined with Reading Recovery, it provides a systematic approach for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest achieving children in the early grades. Students participate in daily 30 minute small group lessons that combine:

*Reading ,Writing, Phonics / word study
*A specially created and sequenced set of original children’s books
*Highly effective teacher lesson plans

Emphasis will be put on professional teacher development in deepening the understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. The following materials and resources will be used:

*When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
*The Continuum of Literacy Learning
*The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: Teaching for Strategies in Reading and Writing
*The Leveled Literacy Intervention System*(Orange, Green or Blue depending on Grade level) Schools will need to purchase the System.
*See for pricing and ordering
*The Benchmark Assessment System is also strongly recommended.

*Assessing and Grouping Students
*Understanding the Lesson Framework
*Coding, Scoring and Analyzing Reading Behaviors
*Analyzing Reading Behaviors to Inform Teaching
*The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning
*Systematic Phonics Teaching
*Supporting Writing Development
*Teaching for Phrased, Fluent Reading
*Teaching for, Prompting and Reinforcing Effective Reading and Writing Strategies

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Deb Boerner is a Vermont Reading Recovery teacher leader—trained as a Reading Recover teacher in 1997-98 and as a teacher leader in 2007-08.  I have worked as a Reading Recovery teacher leader in South Dakota, New Zealand, Arkansas and Vermont.  As a Reading Recovery teacher, I continue to work with children on a daily basis.  Worked as a reading specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education providing professional development (Early Literacy Learning) to classroom teachers.

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