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Literacy Tip of the Week: May 17, 2020

posted May 18, 2020, 5:19 AM by Steven Richardson   [ updated May 18, 2020, 5:21 AM ]
Are you interested in receiving virtual guided reading training? If so, read about how Julie Taylor, one of my guided reading consultants, is providing remote professional learning.

Virtual Professional Development on Guided Reading 
By Julie Taylor

Yes, during these uncertain times, I have adapted initial guided reading training to be delivered virtually over the summer months. With a doc cam, I will work with teachers to analyze running records, group students with data on Assessment Summary Charts, score sight word assessments and complete sight word checklists, analyze word knowledge inventories, plan lesson components based on running record data, and plan for guided writing using student writing samples.

I have developed Google slides so that teachers can follow along and practice each of the word study activities, right at their own fingertips! After the training, the teachers have access to the Google slides so they can use them with their students if teaching guided reading remotely.

Thanks to the flexibility of Zoom, teachers will be able to practice prompting and delivering teaching points in virtual breakout rooms using actual texts and student guided reading video clips.

The trainings are as close to what we normally deliver in person, and even use hands-on virtual manipulatives. Up to 100 teachers can attend each training. This is a great way for schools and districts to train new teachers so they’re prepared to begin guided reading when schools reopen. The flyers, training dates and descriptions can be found on my website: click here.