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Guided Reading for Informational Text: SQ3R


Literacy matters across all content. We may not all be reading teachers, but we are all teachers of literacy. The ability to read about history, scientific discoveries and mathematical theories, to debate a telling point, to research and write with clarity, these are academic performances embraced by all teachers. Join this session and begin the conversation about literacy across the content. Leave with two guided reading strategies every teacher can use for informational texts: SQ3R and The Cooperative Tear Share.

Using the strategy called, SQ3R, students are introduced to a five-step process that includes the following:

            Survey…the entire piece; look it over
            Question…Create questions for purposeful reading
            Read…the text for by sections
            Recite…the response to the question
            Review…the passage to confirm accuracy of the response

With the Cooperative Tear Share strategy, students highlight their comprehension skills within the safety and support of a small group.


Guided Reading with Narrative Text


Literacy matters across all content. If kids can’t, won’t or don’t read, nothing else matters! We are not all reading teachers, but we are all teachers of literacy. The ability to read and write, to speak and listen, to use language to communicate, to critique great literature and to speak eloquently, to hear and be heard, to write with clarity, these are academic performances embraced by all teachers. Join this session and begin the conversation about literacy across the content. Leave with strategies for guided reading in narrative text that every teacher can use to support literacy. Participants will learn three distinct strategies to help students learn proven process that help scaffold the reading for increased comprehension.


Literacy Matters Across the Curriculum


Literacy matters across all content. If kids can’t, won’t or don’t read, nothing else matters! We are not all reading teachers, but we are all teachers of literacy. The ability to read and write, to speak and listen, to use language to communicate; the ability to read about history, scientific discoveries and mathematical theories, to critique great literature and to debate a telling point; the ability to speak eloquently, to hear and be heard, to write with clarity, these are academic performances embraced by all teachers. Join this session and begin the conversation about literacy across the content. Leave with strategies for guided reading in both narrative and informational text that every teacher can use to support literacy


Writing to Read, Not Reading to Write


Literacy encompasses four critical skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. One approach to literacy that is sometimes overlooked is motivating student reading through their writing. To be a good writer, of course students need to write everyday, in every way. The writing then becomes the reading that is relevant, interesting and understandable. Join this session and leave with writing strategies for guided reading in narrative text that every teacher can use to support literacy. Participants will learn three distinct strategies to help students learn proven process that help scaffold the reading for increased comprehension.

            Six Traits Writing
            One-Minute Write
            Language Experience Writing