All About Literacy

Not every teacher is a reading teacher, but all teachers are teachers of literacy.

Literacy Reframed

PD Series

Findings from research on literacy and cognitive science show evidence of processes that empower students to become successful readers. The elements of literacy are not new. They have simply been reframed in the big picture approach of how youngsters learn to read. Three areas, the sound of literacy (phonics), the look of literacy (vocabulary) and the knowingness (knowledge) of literacy are reframed around knowingness.  To feature the ultimate goals of reading-to motivate, educate and entertain; to celebrate the joy of reading.

This training works best with students who:

The Right To Be Literate

PD Series

Consider the enormous advancement in the mission and the management of how we teach literacy in the “touch screen world”. Learn how to integrate six, active, engaging literacy strategies with the rigorous standards adopted by the states when blending print and digital.

21st Century Literacy: Read Fast! – Write Well! – Listen Hard! – Speak True! – View Often! – Represent Always!

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Literacy Matters

PD Series

Literacy Matters is well suited for ”second-chance readers”- Middle, Secondary, Special Needs with effective student interventions. Try the skills of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, representing. 

Try these strategies every teacher can use, regardless of their area of expertise. Use the key skills of the literate person…  write to read and read to write. Try specific strategies: 1)“SQ3R” for reading informational text (2)“DRTA” for understanding narrative text and 3)“PRIOR Knowledge” for deeper and more lasting comprehension.

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This training works best with students who:
Lack decoding skills
Are ready to read more complex text
Do not have enough background knowledge
Struggle because of their low self-esteem and lack of confidence
Need to make connections when reading content
Will be helped by rigor and depth of knowledge

This training works works when you have students who:
Benefit from various types of literacy skills
Struggle with reading and writing
Need the challenge of 21st Century Literacy
Don’t effectively communicate orally
Do not write regularly in fiction or non-fiction

This training works if you have students who:
Benefit from a more time on task
Need more structured templates to follow
Work best with personal scaffolding
Gain confidence with Reading their own writing
Respond to stirring up background knowledge
Need frequent reading and writing practice