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Participants will explore the components of a comprehensive literacy system and learn how guided reading fits within this context. In this professional learning opportunity, teachers will explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the components of a lesson and will build an understanding of responsive teaching throughout each component. They will also learn how to use high-quality texts to support responsive teaching. Participants will explore the use of systematic observation and assessment to form groups and inform instruction.

Course Goals:
• Gain an overview of the components of a comprehensive literacy system as described in Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, independent reading, book clubs, and guided reading.
• Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning.
• Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
• Explore how to support and expand readers’ ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
• Analyze leveled books to better understand the F & P Text Level Gradient[TM] and how to match books to readers.
• Learn how assessment and running records as well as anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.


The fee for the event is $170.00.  This fee includes the required Fountas and Pinnell text and lunch.