Institute for Educational Development


Location: KANSAS CITY
Date: April 27, 2018


$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Accelerate the READING Skills of Your Students Who Struggle the Most

(Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Sharon Faber

Outstanding Teacher, Presenter and Author

Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers in English/Language Arts, Reading Teachers, Proficiency Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Supervisors, and Administrators

  • Practical, ready-to-use strategies to increase the reading skills of your most struggling readers in grades 6-12
  • Research-based techniques and tools to strengthen struggling students’ reading proficiency
  • Proven techniques to increase comprehension across all content areas
  • Five key instructional strategies every teacher needs to know to help struggling readers be more successful readers

Practical Strategies

If you’re looking for practical tools to help you better meet the needs of your most struggling readers, this is a NEW seminar you won’t want to miss. During this fast-paced, engaging day, nationally recognized expert on secondary reading instruction, Dr. Sharon Faber, will share an array of practical techniques and powerful strategies to accelerate the reading achievement of your struggling readers.

The focus will be on research-based and classroom-tested ways to help you motivate struggling students to engage with text and become more proficient readers. You will leave with specific “how-to” steps and many innovative, time-efficient ideas that will help you work smarter, not harder, to increase the reading skills of your students who struggle the most.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical, Research-Based Strategies to Increase the Reading Skills of Your Students Who Struggle the Most
    Discover the most effective strategies and interventions that you can use in your classroom for struggling readers in grades 6-12 … Struggling students need a different instructional focus—easy-to-make instructional shifts and strategies
  2. What Struggling Students Have Missed and How You Can Fill the Gaps in Their Reading Skills
    Struggling students in grades 6-12 often have gaps in their reading skills that can be addressed … Learn what those gaps typically are and what you can do to help students fill them
  3. Five Key Instructional Strategies that Work with Struggling Students
    Discover how you can use the “5” key instructional practices that struggling students need in grades 6-12 … Research-based strategies to accelerate your students’ skills
  4. Help Students Who Can’t, Won’t or Don’t Read
    Practical and effective intervention to more effectively respond to students who struggle with literacy and lack motivation to try … Re-energize and increase the success of your most difficult-to-reach students
  5. Highly Effective Strategies to Increase Your Students’ Vocabulary
    Incorporate highly effective strategies to help students learn and remember academic vocabulary … Explore the important relationship between vocabulary and academic success
  6. Make Learning Stick … Struggling Students Need Extra Support
    Most struggling students don’t know how to learn or process the strategies that come more naturally to successful students … Learn what you can teach struggling students in grades 6-12 to make learning stick
  7. Ready-to-Use Strategies to Guide Struggling Students Before, During, and After Reading
    Acquire strategies for helping students to monitor what they read to ensure comprehension … Gain effective post-reading strategies students can use in all content areas
  8. Use “Close Reading” to Accelerate Progress for Struggling Readers In All Content Areas
    Increase your instructional power for struggling readers by using “close reading” as a way to scaffold instruction and increase comprehension … Learn how you can teach struggling students in grades 6-12 to increase their understanding as they read
  9. Writing Strategies All Struggling Readers Need to Succeed
    Learn the most effective ways to incorporate writing skills and strategies into reading lessons to increase comprehension for students in grades 6-12 … Explore the important relationship between reading and writing
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a comprehensive resource handbook filled with practical and ready-to-use strategies that can be implemented immediately in any grades 6-12 instructional setting

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies to support your students in grades 6-12 who struggle the most with reading
  • Proven, ready-to-use ideas to give your most at-risk learners the reading skills they need
  • How to use close reading as a meaningful tool to accelerate progress for struggling readers
  • How to help your struggling students fill in the necessary gaps so they can become strong readers
  • Classroom environment tips and ideas to build and maintain an optimal learning environment for struggling readers
  • Innovative methods for helping struggling readers increase long-term memory of what they learn
  • Five key instructional strategies to accelerate the skills of your struggling readers
  • Highly effective techniques to help struggling students learn and remember important vocabulary
  • Before, during, and after strategies that you can use immediately with struggling students to increase their comprehension
  • Ways to help struggling students to actively monitor their reading
  • How to boost students’ comprehension by targeting writing strategies
  • High-impact strategies for your students who struggle the most that increase motivation, time-on-task, and comprehension

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a result of working with struggling readers over the past 40 years, I have developed a myriad of creative tools to motivate and empower grades 6-12 struggling students. I have realized that if we know our students and how their brains work, we not only teach differently, but we approach the process of learning to read differently.

My goal in this seminar is to share with you dozens of innovative and practical strategies designed to help you better meet the needs of your students who struggle the most. We will explore which comprehension strategies to teach, when to teach them, and how to integrate them into your current teaching practices. While these approaches are grounded in research, the emphasis will be on practical techniques and strategies that will work immediately in your classroom.

I look forward to helping you discover many practical ways to increase the reading skills of your students who struggle the most! Come join me for a fast-paced day and walk away inspired, excited, and with many great ideas!

Sincerely,
Sharon Faber

P.S: You will also receive the extensive resource handbook that I wrote specifically for this seminar that is filled with numerous ideas and valuable, practical strategies that you can use immediately to increase the reading skills of your struggling students.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers in English/Language Arts, Reading Teachers, Proficiency Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Supervisors, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive reading resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Ready-to-use strategies that you can use to support your most struggling readers
    • Resources to help ALL your students
    • Step-by-step descriptions and examples of powerful literacy strategies and activities
    • Ways to help motivate your students as readers
    • Easy-to-implement adaptations to immediately enrich your teaching and help your students who struggle the most
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in practical ideas and strategies to support their struggling readers.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Sharon Faber will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  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.