Embarking on the Journey with Collaborative Literacy

Join this nine-part webinar series focused on starting the journey with Collaborative Literacy in the 2019–2020 school year. In each session we’ll focus on an aspect of instruction and consider the essentials of that aspect, including planning, data collection and use, decision making, and coherency of lesson structure.

SESSION 1: Creating Caring Communities Through Collaborative Literacy Instruction, K–6

Thursday, September 12, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature how the Collaborative Literacy curriculum supports you in creating caring classroom communities in grades K–6. We will examine the essentials of of equitable practices in Collaborative Literacy, including establishing a reading and writing community and the guidance provided for Individualized Daily Reading and Writing Time. In addition, we will gain an understanding of the Independent Work that sets the foundation lessons in K–2.


SESSION 2: Understanding Early Being a Reader Instruction in Kindergarten

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature Being a Reader instruction in kindergarten. We will examine how the Being a Reader curriculum is uniquely designed to support our youngest students in engaging in reading experiences across Shared Reading, Handwriting, and Learning Letter Names as well as preparing for independence during the Independent Work setting the foundation lessons.


SESSION 3: Small-Group Instruction Sets 6–12: Using Data to Group for Instruction

Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will examine how to use data to group students in Sets 6–12 to support their development as strategic readers.


SESSION 4: Small-Group Instruction Sets 1–5: Using Data to Group for Instruction

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will examine how to use the placement assessment to make strategic grouping decisions for small-group instruction of Sets 1–5.


SESSION 5: Small-Group Instruction Sets 6–12: Planning for Instruction

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature planning for instruction of small-group Sets 6–12. We will examine the unique aspects of the lesson design across the three, six, or nine days of instruction as well as the assessments that support decision-making.


SESSION 6: Intentionally Planning for Individualized Daily Reading (IDR), K–6: The Purpose, the Action, the Share-Out

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of IDR across grade levels. We will examine how IDR is the application of the learning from the Making Meaning lesson, see how the Making Meaning curriculum provides a purpose, action, and share-out for IDR daily, and consider the implications for developing independent readers.


SESSION 7: SIPPS: The Importance of the Lesson Structure and Instructional Routines

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the importance of the lesson structure and instructional routines in SIPPS for mastering and applying foundational skills. We will examine sophistication of the routines across levels and see what those routines look like.


SESSION 8: Collaborative Literacy, K–6: Facilitating Literacy Instruction

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature how the Collaborative Literacy curriculum supports you in developing independent learners through the facilitation of instruction. We will examine the facilitation techniques, see how those techniques look in practice, and consider how the techniques support independence.


SESSION 9: Small-Group Instruction Sets 1–5: The Importance of the Lesson Structure and Instructional Routines

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the importance of the lesson structure and instructional routines in Sets 1–5 for mastering and applying foundational skills. We will examine sophistication of the routines across sets and see what those routines look like.