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 2015 Two Chics and A Workshop 

Reading and Writing Narrative Non-Fiction 2-8

June 14, 2017 HOUSTON, TX.

Shlenker School Houston, TX

This one day workshop is an in depth look at digging deeper into narrative non-fiction texts as readers and writers. We will look at ways to read narrative non-fiction texts, cull out information, and strengthen overall comprehension. We will discuss the importance of bridging our knowledge of fiction and expository to support comprehension in narrative-nonfiction. Additionally, we will apply these skills to writing work for your students. We will also work on strengthening narrative-nonfiction writing (biography) using mentor texts. This workshop pairs nicely with Digging Deeper into Expository Texts.   Registration fee includes trade books for use in your classroom!

Appropriate for 2nd-8th  grade teachers

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BEGIN AT 8:45 AM AND CONCLUDE AT 3:45 PM   ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP.  BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A CONSULTANT DAY, TITLE ONE FUNDS WILL DO THIS FOR A REGISTRATION FEE.  

You may want to arrive between 8:30 and 8:40 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.  

Cost $140 per person

***Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are allowed at anytime, however refunds are not given.

Poetry and Shared Reading Grades K-5

June 15, 2017 HOUSTON, TX.

Shlenker School Houston, TX

In this one day workshop we will show you how to get the bang for your buck through Focus Poetry, songs and Shared Reading. These teaching methods create opportunities to explore language and literature with your whole class.  Rhyme, repetition and rhythm are essential to support phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and fluency in developing readers. We will look at using poems and texts appropriate for shared reading to support not only these aspects of language but also answer the questions of how to embed the teaching of reading strategies that support print work and comprehension as well as exploring the use of grammar, punctuation, poetry elements and literary devices inside of text!  Registration fee includes professional text and handout.  Whew!  We will gather together in the morning and split into upper elementary and primary in the afternoon!

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BEGIN AT 8:45 AM AND CONCLUDE AT 3:45 PM   ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP.  BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A CONSULTANT DAY, TITLE ONE FUNDS WILL DO THIS FOR A REGISTRATION FEE.  

You may want to arrive between 8:30 and 8:40 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.  

Cost $140 per person

***Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are allowed at anytime, however refunds are not given.

Playbook Party for Writing Workshop Grades 2-8 June 19 2017

June 19, 2017

Shlenker School Houston, TX

You asked-so you got it!  Teachers have asked us all year if we could do a day of making strategies in playbooks to use in small groups and conferring.  This ONE DAY workshop is devoted to strategies we can use in writing workshop.  We will teach you the thinking we go through when designing a strategy to support teaching as well as how to design icons to support the strategy in a visual way for learners.  We will show you to divide the playbook into clean categories to make it easy for you to navigate.  We will show you great resources to help support your work across the year.  This playbook will be a strong resource to support not only small group teaching, but give you clear anchor chart ideas for large group teaching as well. 

****highly encourage you to bring Jennifer Serravallo's Writing Strategies book as one resource to help you in the work.  We will have copies on hand for you to buy if you do not already own this.

****we will have lots of supplies (including scrapbook paper and all craft basics), but if you want specific types of scrapbook paper, stickers etc. you might want to bring yours with you. 

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM AND CONCLUDE AT 3:30 PM   ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP.  BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A CONSULTANT DAY, TITLE ONE FUNDS WILL DO THIS FOR A REGISTRATION FEE.  

You may want 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.  

Cost $150 per person

***Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are allowed at anytime, however refunds are not given.

Playbook Party for Reading Workshop June 20, 2017 Grades 2-8 (Session offered again in July)

June 20, 2017

Shlenker School Houston, TX

You asked-so you got it!  Teachers have asked us all year if we could do a day of making strategies in playbooks to use in small groups and conferring.  This ONE DAY workshop is devoted to strategies we can use in reading workshop.  We will teach you the thinking we go through when designing a strategy to support teaching as well as how to design icons to support the strategy in a visual way for learners.  We will show you to divide the playbook into clean categories to make it easy for you to navigate.  We will spend the day filling your notebook with specific strategies that you can use to support readers in conferences as well as small group instruction.  We will show you great resources to help support your work across the year.  This playbook will be a strong resource to support not only small group teaching, but give you clear anchor chart ideas for large group teaching as well. 

****highly encourage you to bring Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies book as one resource to help you in the work.  We will have copies on hand for you to buy if you do not already own this.

****we will have lots of supplies (including scrapbook paper and all craft basics), but if you want specific types of scrapbook paper, stickers etc. you might want to bring yours with you. 

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM AND CONCLUDE AT 3:30 PM   ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP.  BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A CONSULTANT DAY, TITLE ONE FUNDS WILL DO THIS FOR A REGISTRATION FEE.  

You may want 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.  

Cost $150 per person

***Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are allowed at anytime, however refunds are not given.

COMING SOON: GUIDED READING BOOTCAMP GRADES K-2 and Interventionists JUne 25-26, 2018

Check back here soon for details on a 2 day guided reading bootcamp for teachers working with readers grades K-2 or interventionists working with readers between levels A-K (1-18).  

$285

Cancellations are not allowed but substitutions are welcome.

Revitalizing Readers Workshop Grades 2-6 (Beyond Workshop 101)

June 21-22, 2017 HOUSTON, TX. 

Shlenker School Houston, TX

This TWO day workshop is an in depth look at raising the rigor of your Readers' Workshop.  This is designed for teachers that have already had basic training in reading workshop and understand the structures.   We will be teaching ways to strengthen and breathe new life across across each component of the reading workshop. Engagement is the key for teaching to stick. This workshop will look at ways to *strengthen student engagement during workshop minilesson:

    -defining and understanding how to put "legs" on a strategy 

    -developing strong anchor charts that support the strategy beyond the lesson

*strengthen student engagement during independent reading

     -BOOKBAGS: tackling the management and consistency of just right books in their hands;

     -READING LOGS: looking at reading logs as tool for goal setting

     -the MID WORKSHOP teach - understanding that there is a second teaching opportunity

     -partnerships: how to match and support partnerships in conferences as well as opportunities to teach again in the SHARE.

     -Those darn post-it-notes:  How can I help kids know WHAT to jot and WHEN to jot it? We will dig into this in particular with readers reading at levels J and above. 

     -Using Read Aloud to Assess Comprehension (to help the big question of, "How can I take a grade?")

     

It is our hope to give you a renewed vigor for workshop and to strengthen your understanding of ways to use the workshop approach to its maximum potential in order to raise student engagement. We are looking forward to sharing new refreshing ideas and revisiting a few important structures to help you tighten up the workshop component  in your classroom. Registration fee includes professional book, supplies, materials, and other surprises! 

 

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM AND CONCLUDE AT 3:30 PM   ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP.  BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A CONSULTANT DAY, TITLE ONE FUNDS WILL DO THIS FOR A REGISTRATION FEE.  

You may want 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.  

Cost $250 per person

***Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are allowed at anytime, however refunds are not given.

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