GALA Literacy Learning Series #5
The Georgia Association of Literacy Advocates
Please join us for a Webinar on
Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Teacher, Author, Literacy Consultant, and Children’s Literature Enthusiast,
Literacy Workshop: Marching to the Beat of Your Readers and Writers
In this idea-packed hour, you’ll see how a slight perspective shift can lead to student-focused learning opportunities in an integrated literacy workshop. Reimagining your current workshop structures helps learners uncover exciting connections while increasing their competence and confidence as literate citizens. Leave with a list of mentor texts that highlight the relationship between reading and writing.
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Maria has been a longtime advocate of reading aloud. She was honored as Illinois Reading Educator of the Year and earned the ICARE for Reading Award for fostering the love of reading in children. The award that Maria cherishes the most is The Most Influential Educator given to her by one of her former first-grade students who is now a colleague. Maria is a prolific professional writer. She strives to create practical resources for busy teachers. Her best-selling books, The Ramped-Up Read Aloud and Shake Up Shared Reading, promote kid-friendly read aloud and shared reading experiences. The Literacy Workshop, co-authored with Karen Biggs-Tucker, supports teachers in combining their reading and writing workshops. Coming soon, A Year for the Books, written with her daughter Katie, walks educators through the routines and mindsets for creating a student-centered reading community.
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud
What if you knew the secrets to boosting your students’ literacy development with every page of a read aloud? In The Ramped Up Read Aloud, you’ll find 101 picture book experiences that take young learners farther than ever before. How? Because Maria Walther, a full-time primary grade teacher, shares just what to ask and notice to spark “Aha!” moments for children. Students grow as readers and writers—and you discover techniques to use with EVERY read aloud experience.
Shake Up Shared Reading: Expanding on Read Alouds to Encourage Student Independence
The Literacy Workshop: Where Reading and Writing Converge
You’ve heard it said many times; reading and writing go hand in hand. It’s true. But how do you meaningfully connect the two in everyday classroom practice? Taking cues from their students, two seasoned teachers will share what they’ve learned from occasionally converging their separate reading and writing workshops into one literacy workshop.
In this forward-thinking book, Maria Walther and Karen Biggs-Tucker will help you save valuable classroom time while empowering students to uncover exciting connections in their learning—leading to stronger, more motivated readers and writers.