Institute for Educational Development

Helping Your Struggling Readers Become More Successful Readers: Targeted Interventions that Work! (Grades K-5)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Kathryn Starke

Outstanding Literacy Coach, Presenter and Author

Specifically Designed for Grades K-5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • The best targeted intervention strategies for addressing reading difficulties in grades K-5
  • Highly practical strategies to raise the rigor of your struggling readers in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • Innovative, instructional approaches that you can use tomorrow that will accelerate the progress and build the stamina of your struggling readers
  • Proven, ready-to-use techniques to give your students the specific interventions they need to close the achievement gap

Practical Strategies

Helping struggling readers not just achieve but exceed more rigorous literacy standards is among the most significant challenges facing educators today! Do you work with students who are struggling readers and frequently wish that you could fix the reading problems of those at-risk students? Do you look for evidence-based, practical activities that will engage and motivate struggling readers? If you answered "yes", this seminar was designed for you!

In this NEW seminar, outstanding literacy coach, presenter and author Kathryn Starke will share practical, classroom-tested ways to help raise the rigor of your struggling readers. You will leave this seminar with dozens of research-based interventions that will engage, motivate and build the stamina of even your most reluctant readers. The entire day will be filled with powerful strategies that you can use tomorrow with the students who experience the greatest challenges in learning how to read.

Kathryn will show you how to make your reading lessons for struggling readers more rigorous and more effective without workbooks and worksheets, and the best part is that they can be implemented into any reading program as soon as you return to your classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Integrate the Best, Current, Targeted Intervention Strategies to Increase Success for Struggling Readers
    Discover intervention strategies that increase success for struggling readers
  2. Raise the Rigor of Students Who Struggle with Reading Skills
    Discover how to use the latest research to select the most effective interventions to help your struggling readers be more successful readers
  3. Discover the Six Key Elements for Helping Struggling Readers Become More Proficient Readers
    Focus on the critical essentials to address the diverse needs of your struggling readers for maximum academic gain … No-cost and low-cost essentials to strengthen your reading instruction for struggling readers
  4. Highly Practical Strategies to Support Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency
    Engaging, easy-to-implement, hands-on strategies that support each of the five research-based components of increasing reading competency … Enhance your reading instruction for your struggling readers as soon as you return to your school
  5. Strengthen the Stamina of Your Struggling K-5 Readers Using Differentiated Strategies
    Engaging, classroom-proven strategies that strengthen the critical reading skills of your struggling readers … Differentiate your reading instruction to accelerate the reading levels of your students who need extra support
  6. Learn Practical Intervention Strategies and Techniques to Easily Integrate into Your Existing Reading Program
    Find out which scientifically research-based interventions can be easily incorporated into your existing reading program and that will work best with your struggling readers
  7. Address Reading Difficulties with the Most Current Research and Hands-on Engaging Activities
    Research shows a need to identify struggling readers early … Help them develop their reading skills with classroom proven activities that are sure to excite and motivate even the most reluctant readers
  8. Help Struggling Readers Experience Greater Success with Informational Text
    Learn classroom-proven ways to incorporate informational and nonfiction text into your classroom to increase your students' achievement and meet your state standards
  9. Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
    Kathryn Starke is an experienced literacy coach with extensive experience working with struggling readers … You will leave with a wide variety of proven strategies for immediate use in your reading instruction
  10. Receive an Extensive Reading Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive a detailed resource handbook filled with dozens of strategies and ideas specifically designed for this seminar

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • The best, current intervention strategies for helping struggling readers that align with your state standards
  • Powerful ways to increase the rigor and success of your struggling K-5 readers
  • Innovative, hands-on activities that motivate struggling readers and help them build greater stamina with more challenging text
  • Practical applications of the most current research to address early reading problems
  • Dozens of effective techniques to serve your at-risk readers and build self-confidence
  • The key components of an effective reading program for struggling readers that can be implemented for low to no cost
  • Innovative ways for differentiating reading instruction to better meet needs of struggling readers in grades K-5
  • Ready-to-use strategies to reach your most at-risk readers earlier and faster
  • Innovative, interactive techniques to improve phonemic awareness and phonics
  • Interactive, motivating activities for phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Practical, effective techniques to maximize comprehension skills to build the confidence of your struggling readers
  • Creative, hands-on reading manipulatives that are inexpensive or free to make
  • Proven activities and techniques to supplement and expand your existing reading program to better support struggling readers

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I know from my experiences as an elementary teacher, reading teacher and literacy coach that reading is one of the most complex subjects to teach with often the least amount of support. Fortunately there is now a considerable body of research we can draw from that clarifies the most effective reading strategies for struggling readers based on real evidence from real classrooms.

In this seminar, I am excited to share the most effective instructional strategies that will help your struggling students become more successful, independent readers. I guarantee you will walk away with many new, innovative ways to help your students become more deeply engaged in the reading process. I will share with you practical lessons and activities to support your readers in the areas of word work, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. You will also be inspired to create your own unique plans to design a classroom environment that promotes and supports independent readers and lifelong learners.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar.

Sincerely,
Kathryn Starke

P.S. You will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with innovative ideas, lessons, and activities ready to implement in your classroom the next day!

Who Should Attend

Specifically Designed for Grades K-5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Reading Instruction Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive reading resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Interventions and activities for struggling readers based on current research that are practical, highly motivating, challenging, and can be used immediately
    • Tips and techniques for differentiating your reading lessons to accelerate learning and motivate your struggling readers
    • Ideas to easily implement reading strategies into your classroom at little or no cost to you that enhance your current reading program
    • Strategies and ideas that encourage the application of higher-order skills that add rigor to your lessons and boost the skills of your students
    • Practical activities and techniques to supplement and expand your existing reading program to better support struggling readers and build their confidence
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides participants a wonderful opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening the reading achievement of their struggling readers.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Kathryn Starke will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own reading program for struggling readers.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.