Enhancing Collaborative Literacy Instruction

Join this five-part professional learning webinar series focused on enhancing your Collaborative Literacy instruction. We will explore topics including: the use of K–2 independent work as a tool to cultivate student independence; the use of data to gain a comprehensive understanding of our students as readers and better inform instruction; the power of sharing and reflecting in our writing instruction; and the alignment and intensification of instruction across tiers of reading instruction.

SESSION 1: Independent Work, K–2: Cultivating a Culture of Independence

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session we will feature aspects of independent work that cultivate a culture of independence for K–2 students. We will examine how to enhance independent work by considering the quality activities students engage in across stations. We will learn more about how to strategically use Independent Work check-ins, conferences, and Being a Reader’s Appendix B: Independent Work Resources to cultivate student independence.


SESSION 2: Supporting Our K–2 Readers: Coordinating Making Meaning and Being a Reader Data

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will examine how to enhance data analysis by considering how to effectively use Making Meaning and Being a Reader data to gain a more comprehensive understanding of our students as readers and strategically use that information to plan for instruction.


SESSION 3: Being a Writer, K–6: The Power of Sharing and Reflecting

Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session we will examine how to enhance writing instruction by learning about the unique purpose and intention of sharing and reflecting during a Being a Writer lesson. We will consider how sharing and reflecting on experiences impact the writing community and individual writers as well as develop writing independence.


SESSION 4: Being a Reader and SIPPS: Alignment and Intensification of Instruction Across Tiers

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will examine how to enhance instruction by gaining a deeper understanding of the alignment of the Being a Reader Small-Group Reading Sets 1–5 and Word Study with SIPPS. We will experience how the instructional routines become increasingly more complex across Tier 1 Being a Reader instruction and experience how the instructional routines are intensified in SIPPS and Intensive SIPPS.


SESSION 5: Culminating the Year, K–6: Reflecting on Data and Practice

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will examine how to enhance our teacher practice by reviewing student reading and writing data. Reviewing the data will help us determine trends, plan for the next school year, and consider where we might refine our practice.