Reading Between the Lines

Making Inferences, Synthesizing, & Analyzing Workshop

March 2, 2020 / San Antonio, TX

March 5, 2020 / Dallas, TX

Thinking at the Analysis Level

In this interactive seminar, educators will learn ways to get students engaged in critical thinking about a text. We will talk about direct instruction and practicing the skills related to synthesizing text information and background knowledge. We will explore ways proficient readers think about the author's intentions and their use of structure, literary elements, and much more! Empower your students to be in productive discussions with peers and take in new, or different, perspectives. Challenge your students to write short answer responses that include elements from their favorite authors. Inspire students to read and write using favored authors!

Designed for Grades K-12

Benefits of Attending

1. Learn ways to release the thinking responsibility to your students! Whoever does the thinking, does the learning

2. Focus on analysis level thinking! Learn ways to get students actively engaged and in critical levels of thinking to deepen their understanding of a text

3. Walk away with easy to implement instructional strategies that promote synthesizing, inferencing, and drawing conclusions

4. Learn the various ways that students must be able to make inferences and draw conclusions about a text

5. Explore and connect with research strategies (Marzano & Hattie) on analysis thinking and how readers must be in analysis to have deep understanding of new concepts and skills.

6. See ways to interact with a text through close reading.

7. Walk away ready to integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as science and social studies content

8. Learn ways to help students build and use their background knowledge to improve their


9. Discover reading resources, including multi-modal texts you can use immediately with your students

10. AND much more!


"Ideas that can be implemented day 1! Entertaining training. You two make a great team!" - Thelma

"Powerful strategies that I can use with my students. Walking away full of ideas." -Tracy

"Fun and energetic training! Loved singing and role playing out the ideas presented." -Maria

Meet the Presenters

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 28 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including Guided Math Instruction, RTI, technology, reading, writing, and strategies for highly effective teachers. Ms. Harmon works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. In addition to consulting, she works with the Bureau of Education and Research as well as Learning Sciences Marzano Center.
Randi Anderson is an educational consultant and blogger with over 10 years of experience. She taught third and fourth grade at title one schools in the DFW area before transitioning into the consultant role. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook Em'). She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for all students. Randi specializes in providing seminars, model teaches, and instructional coaching to districts across the state of Texas.

Registration Information

March 2, 2020 / 8:30am to 3:30pm San Antonio Area

March 5, 2020 / 8:30am to 3:30pm DFW Area


$205 per participant

We offer group discounts for groups of 4+

6 Hours of Professional Development Credit Will Be Earned

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Inferencing Workshop

Monday, March 2nd, 8:30am

8615 Broadway Street

San Antonio, TX

Courtyard Marriott San Antonio Airport


8:00am Registration

Coffee will be served

8:30am - 11:30am Morning Session

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch on your own

12:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Inferencing Workshop

Thursday, March 5th, 8:30am

10325 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX

Courtyard Marriott Dallas Central Expressway


8:00am Registration

Coffee will be served

8:30am - 11:30am Morning Session

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch on your own

12:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Bring This Training to Your Campus!

We provide virtual & onsite seminars for districts. Our trainings can be customized to meet the specific needs of your students and staff. Contact our us for more information on the trainings and rates! (817) 583-1290.