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For students to succeed with today’s rigorous comprehension standards, it will take more than read-alouds and class discussions. Real mastery comes when educators use explicit instruction to teach core thinking skills that can be applied to any text. When you join Kristina Smekens for CompCON, you’ll learn how to make your whole-class instruction more explicit […]

Learn, Plan, & Rejuvenate

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For students to succeed with today’s rigorous comprehension standards, it will take more than read-alouds and class discussions. Real mastery comes when educators use explicit instruction to teach core thinking skills that can be applied to any text. When you join Kristina Smekens for CompCON, you’ll learn how to make your whole-class instruction more explicit […]

An Introduction to Literacy Stations

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Workshop Details This workshop is perfect for: K-5 Classroom Teachers Literacy Coaches Literacy Coordinators Title I Teachers/Directors Special Education Teachers ELL Teachers K-5 High-Ability Teachers Elementary Administrators What you’ll learn during this workshop: Learn how the five components of reading can be supported with literacy stations. Recognize how literacy stations can be used to address […]

An Introduction to Literacy Stations

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What you’ll learn during this workshop: Learn how the five components of reading can be supported with literacy stations. Recognize how literacy stations can be used to address grade-level specific standards. Gain ideas for planning purposeful, achievement-driven station activities. Boost students’ comprehension of literature and informational texts with listening stations. Learn how to establish routines […]

Strategies for Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading

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Workshop Details This workshop is perfect for: K-5 Classroom Teachers Literacy Coaches Literacy Coordinators Title I Teachers/Directors Special Education Teachers ELL Teachers K-5 High-Ability Teachers Elementary Administrators What you’ll learn during this workshop: Learn how to develop a schedule where small-group reading occurs in tandem with students working independently in literacy stations. Obtain ways to […]

Strategies for Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading

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What you’ll learn during this workshop: Learn how to develop a schedule where small-group reading occurs in tandem with students working independently in literacy stations. Obtain ways to utilize teacher-led small groups during the reading block. Understand how to interpret the reading levels of students and match them with appropriate text. Gain strategies to support […]

First Day to Test Day

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Begin with the end in mind. If students are going to succeed on Test Day, preparation needs to begin on day one. By following a road map of instruction rooted in explicit teaching of priority standards, educators can accelerate learning and move students toward test success. Participate from the comfort of your home or school. […]

First Day to Test Day

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What you’ll learn during this workshop: Demystify the inference process in order to answer comprehension questions about complex texts. Attack questions with test-taking tips to support finding the “best” and “most likely” answers. Define the ingredients to a strong constructed response. Propel students beyond simply stating evidence to explaining it. Identify a step-by-step process for […]

Launching the Writer’s Workshop

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What you’ll learn during this workshop: Understand the four phases of the workshop launch. Learn classroom-tested routines and procedures to establish the writing environment. Set the tone that writing occurs daily. Receive organizational ideas for writers’ notebooks. Learn day-by-day strategies to introduce the 6 Traits of Writing so teachers and students are using a common […]