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Using Read Aloud to Develop
Extended Constructed Response

Cute little children reading books while

June 26-27, 2024

Grades 2-6

Price:  $385 


Ellison Elementary

7132 Oak Drive

San Antonio, Texas 78526

Getting readers ready to write complex thoughts that are supported with evidence is a process that starts in read aloud right at the beginnig of the year. With careful planning and nudging readers from short jottings to full on essay, teachers can find the journey less daunting. We will spend TWO DAYS in this workshop looking at how to move readers from beginning "stop and jots" to develop strategies that will equip them for writing short answer responses that move towards short essay. We will give you concrete ways to build essays in response to reading using inferential understanding & text evidence. We will work on ways to move readers to structured essay-type responses in quick and clear ways. We will create a structured essay response, look at concrete ways to to READ TO WRITE, discuss specific ways to elaborate within the essay, as well as helping students not to repeat within the essay.

  • Planning read alouds with the end in mind

  • Developing a timeline across the fall that has readers working on essay work by early spring

  • Clear strategies to support the progression of writing for students

  • Workshop fee includes handouts and trade book(s).



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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