Presentation on theme: "Treasures Reading Program Laura Thompson Regional Consultant"— Presentation transcript:
1 Treasures Reading Program Laura Thompson Regional Consultant Literacy LeadersTreasures Reading ProgramLaura ThompsonRegional Consultant
2 Agenda Literacy Leadership What it takes The role of assessment Knowing your programSupporting your staff
3 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
4 What does it take? Knowledge and skills Tools and materials Support Systems and LeadershipResults
5 Knowledge and SkillsUnderstanding of research-based practices and theoryKnowledge of reading programDevelop and practice skills needed to teach effectively
6 Tools and MaterialsTreasuresAssessmentsBest practices
7 Support Systems and Leadership CollaborationTroubleshootingProfessional DevelopmentImplementation Mentoring SystemsAssessment SystemsScheduling
8 Literacy leaders must… Marshall resourcesProvide timeIdentify other leaders/mentorsStay the course when things get tough!
9 Jigsaw Implementing and Sustaining An Effective Reading Program Highlight important pointsSummarize your excerptPrepare to share/discuss your part with colleagues
10 Implementing and Sustaining an Effective Reading Program 1’s pages 1 and 22’s pages 3 and 43’s pages 5 and 6 (up to Table 3)4’s pages 6 (Table 3)-page 75’s pages 8-9Written by Linda Diamond
11 What did you find most interesting? DiscussionProfessional DevelopmentRole of the PrincipalAssessmentFour LearnersDifferentiated SupportWhat did you find most interesting?
12 How does Treasures support an effective reading program for your school? Solid research baseExplicit instructionRich literature and non-fiction textsBalance of whole and small group instructionDifferentiated instruction
14 K-2—What should I see? T Daily whole and small group instruction Student engagement techniques“Perky” paceExplicit teaching strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, decodable books, etc.Meaningful centers and independent assignmentsT
15 Student Materials Talk About It Vocabulary Graphic Organizers Look in the studentbook and discusseach component.Talk About ItVocabularyGraphic OrganizersRetelling CardsWrite About ItTime for KidsQAR
16 Leveled Readers Same theme Same graphic organizer Same vocabulary Same comprehension skill/strategy4 levels: approaching, on level, beyond and ELLColor coded and leveled using GR, benchmark and lexile levels
17 Teacher Materials Digging For Treasure! Choose one component:Oral LanguagePhonemic AwarenessPhonicsVocabularyFluencyComprehensionWritingLook through TEDiscuss routines, methods and resources
18 Grades 3-6—What should I see? Assessment driven instructionModelingBalance of whole/small group instructionDaily small group instructionMeaningful independent work/centersActive engagement
20 Assessment K-6 Assessment Handbook Weekly Tests Unit Tests Benchmark AssessmentsFluency AssessmentsRunning Records
21 Reading Triumphs Horizontally aligned to Treasures Same theme, graphic organizer, and comprehension skill/strategyHigh interest/low readability textDesigned to “close the reading gap” for intensive learners
22 Preparing to support your teachers… ReviewKindergartenFirst GradeOne grade 3-6Participate in in-service opportunities with your staffThe better you know the program, the more you can help!
23 Understand that implementation… Is hard workTakes timeIs difficult for someRequires a collective effort and commitment
24 Implementation Resources Walk through formsProgram materialsConsultantEach other!
25 Walk Through Forms Review the forms provided Choose two that you might useDiscuss 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?
26 Assessing Implementation Observe teachersUse an informal walk-through checklistAnalyze weekly and unit assessments
27 Agenda Review Literacy Leadership What it takes The role of assessment Knowing your programSupporting your staff
28 Geo Review 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?
29 For questions or support… Laura ThompsonThank you!!
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