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Primary Grades Literacy Professional Development, 2016-17

Nancy Fetzer Training, Grades TK - 3

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District is pleased to provide all teachers in Grades TK - Grade 3 with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Nancy Fetzer, a nationally recognized literacy curriculum expert and staff development trainer. Nancy has worked in FUESD previously; after years of research, application and refinement, she continues to create highly effective and engaging methods and strategies that guide all students to read, write, listen, and speak with high levels of confidence and proficiency.

Training is scheduled for the 2016-17 school year, and will begin with a one-day optional training in the summer for Kindergarten teachers. Most of the training will take place in August after school starts, but in time for teachers to use and apply the instructional strategies that focus on fluency, comprehension, and academic language.

Nancy Fetzer Emergent Reading Training, Grades TK and K Teachers

Tuesday, July 19th, 8am-2:30pm

FUESD District Office, Rooms 5 & 6

This one-day, optional training for TK and Kindergarten teachers will focus on Emergent Literacy. Teachers will learn additional strategies to teach letters, sounds, blends, and sight words, with a strong focus on building academic language. New to the training are additional teaching tools, including interactive reading portfolios, centers and independent practice. The District will purchase the Emergent Reading Kit, written and illustrated by Nancy for all TK and Kindergarten teachers who attend. Please be sure to RSVP to the event below so that a sufficient number of kits are ordered. Participating teachers will be paid the hourly rate.

Nancy Fetzer Primary Reading, Grades 1, 2, and 3

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Aug. 26th, 2:30pm

FUESD School Site, (to be determined)

Nancy will facilitate one-day sessions for teachers in Grades 1, 2, and 3. The sessions will be grade specific; please note the tentative schedule below. The Primary Reading Workshop provides teachers with guided reading strategies that include language development, word study, cueing questions, teaching points, and read-write connections.

Monday, August 22: Grade 1 (half of grade level teachers)

Tuesday, August 23: Grade 1 (other half of grade level teachers)

Wednesday, August 24: Grade 2 (half of grade level teachers)

Thursday, August 25: Grade 2 (other half of grade level teachers)

Friday, August 26: Grade 3 (all Grade 3 teachers; training will focus on strategies for students not reading at grade level)

Teachers in Grades 1 and 2 will know the specific training date upon your return to school on August 10th.

Nancy Fetzer TK and Kindergarten Emergent Reading, Day 2

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 8am-2:30pm

FUESD School Site (to be determined)

This is the second day of a two-part Emergent Literacy training for TK and Kindergarten teachers. Teachers who were able to attend the training in July as well as those who could not will attend Day 2.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about Nancy Fetzer, and about the training she provides, please click on the link below. If you have any questions, please speak to your principal or contact Educational Services at 760-731-5414. You may also email Lea Curcio, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at or Eric Forseth at