Language Arts

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4-5 Essential Instructional Practices

Please join us as we explore the Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy for Grades 4-5 and work to improve student achievement.

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Developing Individual Reading Instruction Plans (IRIP) Plans for English Learners

Developing IRIP Plans for EL grades K-3

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Differentiated Literacy Practices for EL (Grades 3-5)

Developing literacy practices for English Learners of higher proficiency, grades 3-5

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K-3 Essential Instructional Literacy Practices Network (2019-2020)

This series of professional development dates are for K-3 classroom teachers, special education teachers, coaches and interventionists.

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Passage Based Writing K-5

Passage based writing (PBW) is a skill that is necessary for students to fully comprehend and talk about text.

Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness

Join us as we play with listening games, rhyming, phonemes, alliteration and manipulation of sounds.

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Ramping Up Read Aloud

Join us as we explore Read Alouds as a way to motivate students, build community and improve comprehension and vocabulary.

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Read Aloud (Pre-K and K-3)

Join us as we take a deeper look at concepts of print, building vocabulary and comprehension.

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Reading Workshop

Join us as we explore the Reading Workshop model and the benefits of running a workshop classroom.

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Reading, Writing, Rhetoric, and Reasoning

Jennifer Fletcher explores classroom strategies to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically.

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Running Records of Text Reading: Focusing on Struggling Readers K-2

Running Records provide accurate and reliable assessments of children’s reading, especially children struggling with literacy.

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Writing with High-Proficiency English Learners

Writing strategies to support English Learners at a high writing proficiency level (WIDA 3.0-5.0)

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Writing Workshop

Join us as we explore the Writing Workshop model and the benefits of running a workshop classroom.