Institute for Educational Development


Location: SEATTLE
Date: April 4, 2019


$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Best-Practice GUIDED READING Strategies to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Reading Instruction: Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! (Grades K-2)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Karen Krey

Outstanding Reading Specialist, Teacher and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Maximize the power of guided reading using purposeful and productive strategies for dramatic reading growth in grades K-2
  • Increase the learning potential in your small group, focused reading instruction and guide students using gradual release of responsibility
  • Research-based strategies that incorporate hands-on, minds-on learning and practice of reading skills at independent literacy centers
  • Numerous classroom video segments, dozens of ideas and an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies you can use in your own guided reading program immediately

Practical Strategies

This seminar will focus on significantly enhancing your guided reading program using research-based reading practices and engagement strategies that will focus your students on the serious business of learning to read … and keep the joy of reading at the forefront! Highly experienced teacher, literacy leader, trainer and instructional reading coach, Karen Krey, will provide you with current, best practices, methods and activities to help you more effectively meet the needs of our next generation students. These ready-to-use ideas will give you a fresh framework to better support all your students as they reach higher levels of success in their reading and increase students’ ability to verbalize their learning to internalize and cement key reading skills.

During this interactive, hands-on seminar, you will gain insights as you see and hear demonstrations that model powerful methods you will be able to adapt and use immediately. Karen will share only the strategies she has used with success in her own work, including ideas for comprehension, developing vocabulary, interactive phonics appropriate to students’ individual levels, and fluency building strategies. In addition, you will learn how the use of verbalization frames and processes will strengthen students’ learning capacity while engaging them in meaningful talk.

You will leave this seminar with a wealth of highly practical ideas, strategies and activities to fully incorporate into your guided reading groups, independent work stations, and throughout your instructional day. If you are committed to provide the best possible literacy opportunities for each of your students, you won’t want to miss this day!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! Strengthen Your Guided Reading Program in Grades K-2
    Innovative strategies that will elevate the effectiveness of guided reading and small group instruction to help your students to achieve maximum reading growth
  2. Maximize the Power of Guided Reading Using Purposeful and Productive Strategies for Dramatic Reading Growth in Grades K-2
    Dozens of proven guided reading strategies to increase students’ reading achievement … Put the most current research into your guided reading practices
  3. Powerful Strategies for Delivering High-Impact Mini-Lessons
    Learn what is best taught in mini-lessons and how to strengthen the impact of each mini-lesson … How to make every minute count!
  4. Elevate and Maximize the Benefits of Your Small, Focused Guided Reading Groups
    Classroom-proven reading activities to maximize all your students’ learning potential while encouraging gradual release of responsibility
  5. Easy-to-Implement Ideas for Setting up a Classroom Structure that Encourages Reading, Writing and Speaking
    Learn efficient and effective ways to set up a guided reading classroom and build a structured environment that is conducive to learning for all your students
  6. Discover How to Maximize Independent Work Stations
    How you can nudge and move students to working independently … Discover powerful literacy center ideas that will keep your students reading and writing the entire time
  7. What is Academic Discourse and How Does it Impact Students’ Reading Achievement
    Learn how to get your students talking about what they read and write … Why it’s so important to teach students the skill of talking to help cement their learning
  8. Differentiate to Significantly Increase Reading Achievement for ALL Students
    Meet your students at their level of learning and how they learn best … Better meet the needs of all levels from the struggling to the more advanced readers
  9. Videos of Guided Reading Strategies in Action
    View and discuss videos that show teachers implementing the guided reading strategies with students … Watch how it’s done!
  10. Receive an Extensive K-2 Guided Reading Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook packed with valuable strategies and techniques … All ideas are easy to implement and ready for immediate use

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Significantly enhance your current guided reading instruction to increase students’ success
  • Dozens of best-practice guided reading strategies to maximize the effectiveness of your K-2 guided reading program
  • Dozens of specific suggestions as well as a wealth of sample materials
  • Be sure you know what the rest of your class is doing during your small group guided reading instruction – here’s how
  • Specific strategies that result in increased reading fluency
  • Developmentally appropriate phonics activities to strengthen decoding and word work
  • Increase students’ comprehension with engaging vocabulary activities
  • Learn unique ways to build students’ academic discourse – key to reading growth
  • Differentiated instructional techniques that won’t take hours to plan
  • Specific ways to teach comprehension skills for fiction and nonfiction text
  • Easily implemented ideas to help students respond to literature through writing
  • Powerful strategies for delivering effective and high-impact mini-lessons
  • Creative and doable ideas to engage your students in independent work stations
  • Multiple ways to use motivating books to teach essential reading skills and strategies
  • Easy-to-implement ideas for setting up a classroom structure that encourages reading, writing and speaking
  • Innovative strategies to elevate the effectiveness of your guided reading instruction

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

“A motivated teacher is an inspiring, engaging, passionate, and amazing human being!” – Ty Howard

That teacher is YOU and I can’t wait to meet you at this interactive and strategy-packed day focused on raising the reading achievement of all your K-2 students! If you are looking for proven, best practices, research-based strategies and engaging techniques that will increase your students’ reading skills and keep the joy of reading at the forefront, you won’t want to miss this day with colleagues who are just like you!

During our day together, you will collect ideas and strategies to change, adapt and/or tweak your current guided reading program for dramatic results. Powerful engagement strategies, easy but effective reading tools, interactive and developmentally appropriate phonics activities, fluency-building work, academic discourse frames, and much more will all be shared. We will also look at how to set up your guided reading classroom to incorporate these in a structured way.

This seminar will help clarify how you can better reach your students in small, guided reading groups while keeping the rest of your students actively practicing the work of reading in literacy centers and/or independent work stations. The day will be packed with teach, model and practice opportunities that are sure to re-energize you and give you new tools to take back and immediately use! All the strategies I share are practical, easy-to-implement, and classroom proven to increase the reading achievement of all your K-2 students!

Sincerely,
Karen Krey

P.S. You will also receive the extensive resource handbook I wrote specifically for this seminar that is filled with the ideas and strategies we will cover, along with other amazing suggestions to explore on your own!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical, ready-to-use strategies to engage your K-2 readers with hands-on, minds-on activities
    • Multiple ways to easily provide support for academic discourse during guided reading and work stations
    • Games, ideas and activities on copy-ready pages for immediate implementation
    • Powerful before, during and after research-based activities that reinforce next generation literacy skills
    • Research-based techniques to help all students read with confidence and competence
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in maximizing the effectiveness of their grades K-2 guided reading programs.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Karen Krey will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own guided reading 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.