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  1. video thumbnail for Understanding Disciplinary Literacy: Grades 5-12

    Content LiteracyDecember 23, 2015

    Understanding Disciplinary Literacy: Grades 5-12

    Teaching students to employ discipline-specific reading strategies is the focus of this session featuring Kristina Smekens. This session is ideal for mixed departments of secondary content-area and English/language arts teachers who are ready to ramp up the rigor of literacy integration.

  2. video thumbnail for Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy: Grades 5-12

    Content LiteracyDecember 22, 2014

    Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy: Grades 5-12

    Applicable to virtually every teacher, this session provides universal strategies for teaching reading and writing across the curriculum. Kristina Smekens provides targeted classroom activities that are both practical and relevant.

  3. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Pre-A-Emergent Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Pre-A-Emergent Readers: Grades K-5

    In this video, Kristi McCullough targets how to teach specific skills for concepts of print, word study, fluency, and comprehension. Learn how to focus this instruction for Pre-A/ Emergent readers who understand a limited number of high-frequency words.

  4. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Transitional Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Transitional Readers: Grades K-5

    In this video, Kristi McCullough provides strategies to support readers who have already mastered a high number of high-frequency words. You will acquire strategies to teach students how to document their thinking, summarize the reading, fine-tune fluency, and solve word problems.

  5. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Early/Beginning Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Early/Beginning Readers: Grades K-5

    Kristi McCullough shares strategies to target high-frequency words and phonics skills while also increasing phrasing and expression in fluency. She also demonstrates how to assess reading comprehension as students retell and summarize texts.

  6. video thumbnail for Creating and Conducting Differentiated Small Groups: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Creating and Conducting Differentiated Small Groups: Grades K-5

    Recognize and examine the four different stages of reading and the characteristics of readers that fit each stage. After explaining the four stages, Kristi McCullough offers strategies for compiling data, planning meetings, and getting organized for small-group instruction.

  7. video thumbnail for Literacy Station Launch #2 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Fluency: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 24, 2014

    Literacy Station Launch #2 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Fluency: Grades K-5

    Setting procedures for working with a partner is a foundational element of the Fluency Station. Kristi McCullough provides practical tips for selecting appropriate texts for K-5 students to use as they practice reading fluently in this station.

  8. video thumbnail for Literacy Station Launch #4 & #5 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Reading Response & Listening: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 24, 2014

    Literacy Station Launch #4 & #5 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Reading Response & Listening: Grades K-5

    Listening and responding to audio text is an important skill for students at every level. In this session, Kristi McCullough shows K-5 teachers how to build Reading Response and Listening Stations that work in tandem to build upon a wide range of skills, including reading comprehension, fluency, and responsive writing.

  9. video thumbnail for Refining Literacy Stations for the Rest of the Year: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 24, 2014

    Refining Literacy Stations for the Rest of the Year: Grades K-5

    Once stations are introduced, the rest of the year focuses on skill development. In this session, Kristi McCullough explains how to manage the classroom when multiple stations are in action, including how to rotate stations and how to hold students accountable.

  10. video thumbnail for Literacy Station Launch #3 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Word Work: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 12, 2014

    Literacy Station Launch #3 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Word Work: Grades K-5

    After introducing phonics and word study concepts to the whole class, Kristi McCullough reveals how the Word-Work Station can provide K-5 readers independent practice of skills previously taught. Once the station is up and running, it can be efficiently maintained with manipulatives that are easy to create and organize.

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