Evolutions in Reading Instruction in International Schools, Grades K-2 and 3-8
How is the Science of Reading impacting international school literacy instruction?
Join us for a deep dive into new, powerful shifts in Grades K-2 and 3-8 reading instruction. Based on our work in international schools all over the world, we’ve built a series of workshops full of ideas for bringing research and evidence-based reading instruction to life in international classrooms.
CONNECT & ENGAGE
Bringing the Reading Rope to life through studying texts
Contextualizing research in our international classrooms
Experiencing reading methods and practices
An evolved definition of reading based on reading research
High leverage practices and methods
Best practices for phonics/word study in Grades K-2 and 3-8
Building language comprehension through read aloud and shared reading
Supporting reading comprehension
Considerations for assessing readers in Grades K-2 and 3-8
What to keep, what to shift, and what to shed in your reading instruction
Critical aspects to consider when bringing new practices into our multilingual, multicultural communities of readers
REFLECT & APPLY
Plan whole group and small group reading instruction
Self-reflect on what you want to Keep, Shift, and Shed in your reading instruction
Project possible schedules and units.
Understand current research from the Science of Reading (including the Reading Rope) and implications for teaching and learning
Know structures and teaching moves for high leverage reading methods
Articulate shifts in thinking and practice for reading instruction
Know what matters most for teaching phonics and word study
Walk away with tips, ideas and resources for teaching reading.
Colleen Ackford will present the Grades K-2 course; Cailin Minor will present the Grades 3-8 course.
Delegates for both grade groupings (K-2 & 3-8) will begin Day 1 together in the same room for the speakers to lay out the course for the two days (approx. 20-30 mins).
Then, the two groups will split into separate rooms for the rest of ETI.
Participants choose which sessions they wish to attend. Those who work with multiple grade levels can attend a bit of both groups depending on the topic; others may opt to stay with their grade level throughout the two days of ETI.
For your convenience, and to support our efforts in being "green", all handouts/files posted here have been notated with an A, B, C or D indicating the following:
(A) hardcopies needed at workshop (B) electronic version on electronic device is sufficient (for viewing during the workshop) (C) required reading PRIOR to the workshop (D) file not needed for workshop itself, but simply material of additional interest/reference.