April 4th and 5th Massachusetts Reading Association
Lauren Mitsis-Consultant; Kim Turgeon-Kindergarten teacher, Newton Public Schools
Storytelling: Bridging the Gap for Writing
How can you inspire writers to take greater risks? How do you improve vocabulary, fluency, written organization, and comprehension?
The solution lies within storytelling. This session will review relevant research, demonstrate storytelling in action, describe the benefits
and challenges, and explore modifications for special needs students and English language learners. (K-2)
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We can adapt and customize our workshops to meet the needs of your students, school or district. If you wish to receive more information or to book a workshop at your school, use the Contact Us form or send and email to email@example.com.
Are your students struggling with fluency? Do you want to help them read more fluently so they can read with accuracy, expression, and understanding? This workshop is for you! You can help all readers read more fluently. Areas that impact students' fluency will be reviewed. Relevant fluency research will be summarized. Strategies to improve rate, accuracy, and prosody will be shared.
How can you inspire writers to take the risks that you’d like to see them take? How do you improve vocabulary, fluency, written organization and comprehension? The answer lies within storytelling. Are you looking to bridge the gap between your students’ phenomenal oral language and their independent writing? This session will review the relevant research, demonstrate storytelling in action, describe the challenges, and explore modifications for special needs students and English language learners.
In this workshop teachers will explore how to develop oral language, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, organization, and writing through the use of story telling and children’s dictation
Phonemic awareness is one of the best predictors of early reading. In this hands-on workshop we will share authentic meaningful lessons to enhance students’ phonemic awareness skills. Research based curriculum that meets the needs of your students will be presented, as well as meaningful assessments to guide your instruction.
With the Common Core focusing on Literacy and Math, are teachers developing knowledge in other areas such as science, arts and social studies? How do teachers balance the increasing emphasis on academic rigor with meeting young children's developmental needs? Integrated learning centers allow teachers the opportunity to expand the students’ experiences in a variety of meaningful and effective ways. Each center can be constructed to encompass numerous objectives, including state and federal standards.
In this workshop Pre-K – Grade 2 teachers will explore: