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Pocahontas PLAEA August 12 2019 Intro to Next Step in Guided Reading (Summer 2019) (8238)


Participants will study the Next Step Guided Reading framework (Pre-A through Fluent) 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 NSGR framework, which includes choosing the right text, skills and strategies.


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 in your classroom.  

•    Understand how to differentiate reading instruction using the Next Step in Guided Reading Framework in order to target specific skills and strategies in order to advance in their reading development.

•    Understand how to use the Next Steps in Guided Reading lesson plans to support students’ skill and strategy development for making sense of text.  

•    Understand that guided reading groups should be fluid and change as your students’ instructional needs change by using informal and formal assessments.

•    Understand that Next Steps to Guided Reading is based on a balanced reading approach to teach small group reading.  

•    Understand the components of each of the 5 stages of Next Step in Guided Reading and how those components contribute to the development of proficient readers.  

•    Be able to create Next Step in Guided Reading Lesson plans based on the instructional needs of those students by using data collected.  

•    Be able to identify effective instruction in a Next Steps in Guided Reading demonstration.  

•    Understand how to revisit specific teaching points, skills, and/or strategies with which students need more support.

Class Notes:

Students need to have the book "Next Step Forward in Guided Reading" by Jan Richardson for this class.


Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, Literacy, and Reading
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For: Principals; Teachers Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Sundblad, Jill and Beltran, Lori Presenter: Lori Beltran and Jill Sundblad
Registration Begins: 2/28/2019 Registration Ends: 8/13/2019
Payment Methods: Purchase Order and Credit Card Contact: Jill Sundblad
Contact Phone: 7122991079 Facility: AEA Office
Location: Pocahontas, AEA Office, 500 NE 6th Street Total Spaces: 50
Registered Participants:   Available Spaces: 50
People on Waiting List:   Rubrics File: Intro to NSGR Class- Rubric.pdf

Credits Fees
Buena Vista University Graduate Credit (i) $100.00
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
8/12/2019 9:00am 3:00pm
8/13/2019 9:00am 3:00pm
8/14/2019 9:00am 3:00pm

Pocahontas PLAEA August 12 2019 Intro to Next Step in Guided Reading (Summer 2019) (8238)

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Pocahontas PLAEA August 12 2019 Intro to Next Step in Guided Reading (Summer 2019) (8238)

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Principals; Teachers

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