Strengthening the Power of Collaborative Literacy Instruction

This eight–part webinar series is focused on strengthening the power of Collaborative Literacy instruction. In each session, we’ll focus on one aspect of instruction that will support your understanding of the featured topic, give you tools to use to collect data, and show you how you might use strategic instructional decision making to strengthen your teaching.

SESSION 1: Collaborative Literacy K–6: The Power of Class Assessments

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

In this session, we will feature the power of the Class Assessments that are used across Collaborative Literacy to help you identify the needs of the class as a whole. We will examine the essential elements of a Class Assessment, learn how to collect data that supports instructional decisions, and discuss how to use the in-program guidance to strengthen instruction for all students.


SESSION 2: Small-group Instruction, Sets 7–8: The Power of Pause

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of pausing to deepen the learning experience for students in small-group reading instruction in Sets 7–8. We will examine the essential strategy instruction and students’ strategic actions during Sets 7–8 that support their development as readers. We will explore why it is so essential for teachers to be confident in the pause!


SESSION 3: Supporting Older Readers, Grades 3–6: The Power of Needs-based Instruction

Thursday, February 28, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of providing needs-based small-group instruction to support readers in grades 3–6. We will examine how to use IDR conference data and in-program guidance to determine instructional need, consider how to use Being a Reader small-group reading instruction in Sets 7–12 as differentiated Tier 1 instruction, and be introduced to Being a Reader Sets 13, 14, and 15. We’ll also think about how and when to use these sets.


SESSION 4: Small-group Instruction, Sets 1–5: The Power of Mastering Foundational Skills

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

In this session, we will feature the power of mastering the foundational skills in small-group reading instruction in Sets 1–5. We will discuss analyzing the small-group assessment data and using the in-program guidance to make strategic instructional decisions that support mastery of foundational skills. Assessments featured:  Group Progress Assessment, Mastery Tests, Individual Reading Observation (IRO starts in Set 3).


SESSION 5: Word Study, Grade 2: The Power of Polysyllabic Decoding

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of polysyllabic decoding instruction in Word Study in grade 2. We will identify the different opportunities to teach word-learning strategies, see what those strategies look like in practice, and discuss the reasons Word Study instruction is a powerful support that gives second graders access to a variety of texts.


SESSION 6: Shared Reading, K–1: The Power of Repeated Reading

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of repeated readings in Shared Reading, K–1. We will examine the elements of effective Shared Reading instruction, learn more about the opportunities to engage students in repeated readings, and learn why Shared Reading is a powerful component of instruction in grades K–1.


SESSION 7: SIPPS: The Power of a Deliberate and Methodical Foundational-skills Intervention

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of deliberate and methodical foundational skills intervention in supporting students development as confident, independent readers who read with accuracy and automaticity across grades 1–12. Hear from our panel of educators who will speak to the power of SIPPS.


SESSION 8: Writing Time, K–6: The Power of Engaging Students in Writing Daily

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

In this session, we will feature the power of engaging students in daily writing. We will discuss the importance of Writing Time in the Being a Writer lesson, how to effectively plan and implement Writing Time to maximize student engagement in writing, come to understand the importance of daily writing for all students, and consider the implications of sharing and reflecting.