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Literacy Leaders Treasures Reading Program Laura Thompson Regional Consultant
Agenda Literacy Leadership What it takes The role of assessment Knowing your program Supporting your staff
Who is a reading leader? A person who believes that every child can become a successful reader AND commits the resources, will, courage, and sheer doggedness to doing whatever it takes. --Bill Honig
What does it take? Results 1.Knowledge and skills 2.Tools and materials 3.Support Systems and Leadership
Knowledge and Skills Understanding of research-based practices and theory Knowledge of reading program Develop and practice skills needed to teach effectively
Tools and Materials Treasures Assessments Best practices
Support Systems and Leadership Collaboration Troubleshooting Professional Development Implementation Mentoring Systems Assessment Systems Scheduling
Literacy leaders must… Marshall resources Provide time Identify other leaders/mentors Stay the course when things get tough!
Jigsaw Implementing and Sustaining An Effective Reading Program Read Highlight important points Summarize your excerpt Prepare to share/discuss your part with colleagues
Implementing and Sustaining an Effective Reading Program 1s pages 1 and 2 2s pages 3 and 4 3spages 5 and 6 (up to Table 3) 4spages 6 (Table 3)-page 7 5spages 8-9 Written by Linda Diamond
Discussion Professional Development Role of the Principal Assessment Four Learners Differentiated Support What did you find most interesting?
How does Treasures support an effective reading program for your school? Solid research base Explicit instruction Rich literature and non-fiction texts Balance of whole and small group instruction Differentiated instruction
K-2What should I see? Daily whole and small group instruction Student engagement techniques Perky pace Explicit teaching strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, decodable books, etc. Meaningful centers and independent assignments
Student Materials Talk About It Vocabulary Graphic Organizers Retelling Cards Write About It Time for Kids QAR Look in the student book and discuss each component.
Leveled Readers Same theme Same graphic organizer Same vocabulary Same comprehension skill/strategy 4 levels: approaching, on level, beyond and ELL Color coded and leveled using GR, benchmark and lexile levels
Teacher Materials Digging For Treasure! Choose one component: Oral Language Phonemic Awareness Phonics Vocabulary Fluency Comprehension Writing Look through TE Discuss routines, methods and resources
Grades 3-6What should I see? Assessment driven instruction Modeling Balance of whole/small group instruction Daily small group instruction Meaningful independent work/centers Active engagement
Assessment K-6 Assessment Handbook Weekly Tests Unit Tests Benchmark Assessments Fluency Assessments Running Records
Reading Triumphs Horizontally aligned to Treasures Same theme, graphic organizer, and comprehension skill/strategy High interest/low readability text Designed to close the reading gap for intensive learners
Preparing to support your teachers… Review Kindergarten First Grade One grade 3-6 Participate in in-service opportunities with your staff The better you know the program, the more you can help!
Understand that implementation… Is hard work Takes time Is difficult for some Requires a collective effort and commitment
Implementation Resources Walk through forms Program materials Consultant Each other!
Walk Through Forms Review the forms provided Choose two that you might use Discuss the following questions: Why did you choose the 2 forms? What information do you get from each? How can you use each form to support teachers and assess implementation?
Assessing Implementation Observe teachers Use an informal walk-through checklist Analyze weekly and unit assessments
Agenda Review Literacy Leadership What it takes The role of assessment Knowing your program Supporting your staff
What squared with something you already knew? What information do you see from a new angle? What information completed a circle of knowledge for you? What are you going to do next based on the information you heard today? Geo Review
For questions or support… Laura Thompson Thank you!!