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In the Deep: Fiction

Colorful Book Spines

JUNE 10-11, 2024

Grades 2-6

Price:  $385

Location: TBD

Comprehension is one of the 5 pillars of The Science of Reading.

Teachers need to not only understand the structures found in a

work of fiction, but also strategies that can be explicitly taught to

help readers gain access to deeper meaning inside those texts.  

This TWO DAY workshop will dig deeply into strategies to support the

following skills that align with Texas standards. 

  • Monitoring Meaning: setting purpose for reading  and maintaining strong connection to the text throughout reading

  • Plot structure: identifying elements, sequence structures, retelling, cause and effect through tension, and resolution

  • Setting vs Scene: understanding nuances of setting and its impact on story and characters

  • Characters: developing deeper ideas about feelings and traits with more precise language, motives of characters, changes and impact from relationships

  • Vocabulary/Figurative Language: bringing meaning to confusing words or phrases  

  • Theme: recognizing themes/author POV and supporting with text evidence

Teachers will leave not only with a clear understanding of these topics but a playbook with clear anchor charts to support strategy instruction in these areas.




This workshop qualifies for Title 1 funding.

Make checks payable to Koesel Consulting.

Cancellation Policy:  Substitutions are allowed at any time; however, refunds are not given.

All workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.  

Plan to arrive between 8:10 and 8:20 to sign in, pick up materials, and find seating.  If you are expecting a large group from your school, it is a good idea to come early if sitting together is important to you. Dress comfortably and you may want to add layers...buildings can be really cold.

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