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Pocahontas PLAEA November 2018 Small Group Reading Instruction (PLAEA Special Education Consultants) (8105)


This class has been developed for special education consultants within Prairie Lakes AEA.  Participants will study The Next Step Forward in Guiding Reading framework and learn how to use this framework to meet the needs of all students in a small group reading environment.  Participants will understand how to use data to make instructional decisions within the NSFGR framework which includes choosing the right text, skills, and strategies.


Participants will know that:
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading framework of assess, decide, and guide is used to differentiate reading instruction in order to target specific skills and strategies in order to advance students’ reading development.

Participants will:
Understand that choosing the right text and offering students the “just right” amount of scaffolding increases the students’ opportunity to master fundamental reading skills and strategies and to meet the diverse needs of students.
Understand that The Next Steps Forward in Guided Reading is based on a balanced reading approach to teach small group reading.
Understand the components of each of the 5 stages of The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading and how these components contribute to the development of proficient readers.

Participants will be able to to:
Use The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading lesson plans to support students’ skill and strategy development for making sense of text.
Use informal and formal assessments to guide reading instruction.

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: Differentiated Instruction, Diverse Learners, Literacy, and Reading
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For: Consultants Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Meyer, Julie Presenter: Julie Meyer
Registration Begins: 8/10/2018 Registration Ends: 3/1/2019
Payment Methods: Purchase Order and Credit Card Contact: Julie Meyer
Contact Phone: 7122915320 Facility: North Twin Lakes Room-Poky
Location: Pocahontas and Other AEA Offices Rubrics File: Small Group Reading Instruction Rubric-1.pdf

Credits Fees
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
11/21/2018 9:00am 3:00pm
1/11/2019 9:00am 3:00pm
3/1/2019 9:00am 3:00pm
5/3/2019 9:00am 3:00pm

Pocahontas PLAEA November 2018 Small Group Reading Instruction (PLAEA Special Education Consultants) (8105)

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Pocahontas PLAEA November 2018 Small Group Reading Instruction (PLAEA Special Education Consultants) (8105)

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Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Julie Meyer

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