Is your Phonics instruction failing to develop strong readers & writers? Are you prepared to meet the foundational needs of all students, including those with dyslexia?

Join us as National Literacy Consultant Kimberli Kern takes a closer look at the key characteristics of effective phonics instruction and common causes of failure outlined in ILA’s latest position paper “Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction.” Learn how to identify and implement next steps to fine-tune your instruction and maximize learning.

MORNING SESSION I 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

In this workshop you’ll learn to:

• Incorporate the 8 Key Characteristics of strong phonics instruction
• Create multisensory pathways for students with dyslexia and striving readers
• Address the 10 Common Causes of Failure in phonics instruction
• Accelerate phonics development through authentic reading & writing practice

>Lunch on your own<<

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP I 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Stay for the afternoon and choose your own way to workshop!

Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes or Wiley Blevins

READERS FLOURISH WHEN THEY HAVE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO SELF-SELECTED TEXTS IN RICH AND DIVERSE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES

Watch your students bloom when they connect to texts that foster identity, increase social-emotional health and offer window, mirror and sliding glass door experiences.

Whether your classroom library is just sprouting or in need of pruning, Dr. Bonnie Houck, ASCD author and national literacy consultant, provides practical tools to cultivate classroom libraries and effective strategies that strengthen independent reading routines.

MORNING SESSION I 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

In this session, participants will:

  • Reflect & assess condition of current independent reading resources using a rubric
  • Learn to identify & evaluate resources for cultural relevance and authentic voices
  • Create routines for effective independent reading practice and resource management
  • Explore new and significant culturally relevant titles
  • Receive a “Swag Bag” of hot, new titles that will instantly brighten any classroom library
  • Enter a drawing to win a $500 classroom library package

>>Lunch on your own<<

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP I 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Take the information you receive from your evaluation and create a plan for your classroom libraries.
Spend the afternoon previewing resources in the curriculum showroom and select titles to address the needs of your students.

 

REGISTER NOW AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR DONALYN MILLER'S NEWEST WORKSHOP!

Adults who continue to read long after formal schooling ends read because they find some intellectual or personal enjoyment. Unfortunately, too many young readers endure reading experiences at school that disconnect them from reading enjoyment or actively discourage it.

In this workshop, Donalyn Miller, award-winning Texas teacher and author, describes the conditions, rituals, and instructional opportunities that engage young people with reading and set them on the path for reading joy for a lifetime. Learn more…

Workshop includes extensive book recommendations and resources.