2 Introductions MaryAnn Morehouse - CCPS Reading C&I K-5 Heidi Keegan - Veteran Reading Teacher (Title I, iii)- Response to Intervention (RtI) CoachHeidi Keegan-General Education Teacher (NOT a Reading Coach)- Reading Room (iii) for struggling readers (K-3)- National Board Certification: Reading and Literacy Early and Middle Childhood
3 Workshop’s PurposeTo support teachers in their effort to deliver quality systematic, explicit instruction that addresses the five components of Reading by providing real life examples from here in Charlotte County Public Schools.
4 What Does That Entail? Group activity BRIEF description of 5 componentsGlance at Data (FAIR, RtI, etc.)Example SchedulesDiscussion on organizationVideo clips (K-2)Resources/ Summer opportunities
5 It Is NOT… A mandatory training An in-depth study of the 6 components A “quick fix” for the last grading periodMeant to cause anxiety, stress, or frustration to exemplary teachers at exemplary schools
6 Frequently Asked Questions What should the reading block include?What is considered an interruption?Can handwriting, spelling, & writing be included as part of the reading block?Is iii to be provided within or outside the 90 minute reading block?Can examples of the block be provided?
7 What Do YOU Do? 1. Use chart paper and markers 2. Collaboratively discuss and record all the things your group members do in the 90 minute reading block! (10 minutes)3. Come together and BRIEFLY share results
8 What should the reading block include? ii iii6 Components3 types assessmentsInitial InstructionImmediate, Intensive, InterventionOral LanguageLanguage DevelopmentExperiential Language DevelopmentPhonemic AwarenessScreeningExplicitFlexible GroupingPhonicsDiagnosisSystematicAccommodationsFluencyProgress MonitoringScaffoldedUniversal DesignVocabularyDifferentiatedComprehensionPrint-rich
9 What is considered an interruption? LunchSpecial Areas (Art, Music, PE, etc.)ESE pull-out (during whole group or differentiated instruction)Mentoring/tutoring (during whole group instruction)Trips to the libraryCounselingRecessESOL pull-outComputer Lab timeSchool AssembliesFire DrillBand/chorus
10 Can handwriting, spelling, & writing be included as part of the block? Spelling: Yes- as an expansion of phonics instruction in letter- sound correspondencesNo- if words are NOT an expansion of phonics instructionWriting: Yes- as an expansion of vocabulary or comprehensionNo- as an explicit lesson on the writing processHandwriting: Yes- as part of a Comprehensive Core Reading ProgramNo- as explicit, systematic letter formation instruction* Spelling, writing, and handwriting can be included in the reading block if they relate directly to the five components of reading.
11 Is iii to be provided within or outside the reading block? Within: as differentiated classroom intervention for those students with identified reading difficulties.Example: Small group instruction for students in Strategic (yellow) on DIBELSOutside: for students who require time beyond differentiated intervention on specific targeted reading needsExample: Additional 30 minutes in very small group or 1-on-1 instruction for students in Intensive (red) FAIR
12 What does an example of the block look like? Whole Group Instruction with the core program, Harcourt Storytown (explicit, systematic, scaffolded, differentiated)Small Group Instruction/Guided ReadingLiteracy Centers/Stations (research-based)*Additional (iii) small group instruction outside of the block
13 Organization Takes some time initially Recommend labeling centers with 6 componentsUnderstand the movement/rotation with cueing system (chart and signals)Classroom behavior managementPractice, practice, practice
14 Grouping StudentsAlways based on DATA (FAIR, DRA, FLKRS, Running Records)Heterogeneous literacy centers/stationsHomogeneous guided reading groups (leveled readers and skill focus)Flexibility is key
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