Fostering Language & Literacy

In the Early Childhood Classroom / A make-and-Take Seminar

April 26, 2017 / San Antonio, TX

Specifically designed for early childhood educators, administrators, ESL teachers, PPCD teachers, Title, and RTI interventionists for PK-2.

Talking, Singing, Reading, & Writing!

Join Kelly Harmon for a day full of innovative, engaging ideas and activities for authentically accelerating the literacy development of young children! Through language play, music, read alouds, investigations, and experimenting with literacy tools, young children develop receptive, expressive, reading and writing vocabularies. Explore ways to set up a rich language and print environment and how to respectfully share literacy practices with parents of young children. This seminar includes make-and-take games and activities to use immediately in your classrooms!

Topics Covered

  • Developmentally Appropriate Early Literacy Practices
  • Building Background Knowledge
  • Listening Comprehension Development
  • Oral Language Development Activities
  • Using Songs to Develop Language
  • Circle Time Ideas
  • Ideas for Exploring Science Concepts and Skills
  • Powerful, Interactive Read Alouds
  • Using Drama to Develop Expressive Language
  • Shared Reading using Big Books, Poems, and Songs
  • Drawing and Writing With Young Children
  • Literacy Games for Inside and Outside
  • Phonemic Awareness Ideas & Activities
  • Developing Alphabetic Principle
  • Literacy Centers
  • Using Snack Time to Develop Procedural Knowledge and Vocabulary
  • Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Parent Involvement Ideas
  • Technology Resources
  • and Much More!

Meet the Presenter!

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 24 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including 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 also works with the Bureau of Education and Research, as well as Learning Sciences Marzano Center.

Fostering Language & Literacy In the Early Childhood Classroom

Wednesday, April 26th, 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX

The location is the La Quinta San Antonio Airport

Registration Begins at 8:00am

Morning Session: 8:30am-11:30am

Lunch on your own

Afternoon Session: 12:30pm-3:30pm


Wifi is provided

We encourage you to bring an iPad or laptop.

6 Hours of Professional Development

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Registration Information


$199 per participant

Principals attend for FREE with registration of 3 or more teachers!

10% discount for groups booking 3 or more! ($179.10 per person)

You can register by faxing, Calling, or Emailing your registration form in.

Purchase Orders are accepted. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Please Make Checks or Purchase Orders out to Kelly Harmon & Associates.

Call (817) 583-1290

Fax (972) 369-7327


For more Information Please contact us!


"Three thumbs up! Loved all your ideas. You two are an awesome team!" -Olga G.

"Very meaningful seminar! Being able to apply a hands on approach where students are able to take ownership in their learning across the content is great!" -Corina G.

"Best one yet! Loved it! Great resources & strategies!" - Lindsay T.

"High energy, interesting presentation! Very useful information and materials!" Luis P.

Check Out Kelly Harmon's Book!

Kelly Harmon & Robert Marzano teamed up to write Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes. The book is part of the Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series.

Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes:

  • Explicit steps for implementation
  • Recommendations for monitoring students’ ability to develop fluent thinking
  • Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning
  • Examples and non-examples from classroom practice
  • Common mistakes and ways to avoid them

For more information click here!

Kelly Harmon & Associates, LLC

Kelly Harmon & Associates began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning. Our services are professional development, curriculum development, instructional coaching, grant writing, project management, and technology integration.