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How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: K-3 - Online Book Study

Occurring Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - November 4, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Expired)
, MI
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A few of the top questions on K-3 teachers’ minds:

  • How do I structure my small group reading instruction?
  • ​How do I balance phonics instruction and small group guided reading?
  • ​How do I get my students to become proficient readers?

This online book study provides participants with the opportunity to explore these questions and provides a manageable and efficient roadmap for implementing small group differentiated reading instruction successfully. The authors of How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multi-week cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed: phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Participants will read the text, engage in group conversation, and hear from the author, Sharon Walpole, and other literacy experts over the course of eight sessions.


Kari Maki and Chrystal Dean, Char-Em ISD Early Literacy Coaches

Target Audience

Teachers in grades K-3, special education and Title One teachers, and teachers of struggling readers

Course Schedule

Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 5, 26, Nov. 4 - Time: 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Participants will

  • engage in an eight-week session webinar book study including group conversation, videos from the author, and independent reading in between sessions.
  • understand how to design instruction and group students.
  • learn how to formatively assess students to guide daily reading instruction.
  • see how research can be translated into practice, specifically practices found in the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Grades K-3.
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