Summer Reading Seminars

2 Hour Virtual Seminars July 2019

Reading Seminars

Supporting Language & Literacy in the Primary Classroom PK-2

July 18, 2019 / 9am to 11am CST



Scaffold the youngest learners through intentional activities and strategies that promote language development and early literacy skills. Learn how to cultivate a culture of thriving readers in your classroom. In this 2 hour seminar, discuss ideas for using music, movement, and modeling to scaffold your youngest learners to reading proficiency. In addition, see vocabulary building strategies to help our ESL learners. Bring strategies to life through modeling and singing every day!

From Good to Great: Making Literacy Centers Meaningful

July 18, 2019/ 1pm to 3pm CST



In this 2 hour seminar, participants will explore literacy centers that are focused on students getting intentional practice opportunities that will allow them to become proficient readers & writers. We will show you how to reduce prep time while increasing your students' achievement. Kelly Harmon will share examples and resources that will help you plan for meaningful literacy centers in the new school year. Also learn how to incorporate fluency practice in authentic ways.

Building Proficient Readers Through Metacognition

July 16, 2019 / 9am to 11am CST



Proficient readers are readers who use comprehension strategies with automaticity. Explore ways to start your students' year by using critical metacognitive reading strategies. Discuss ways to model proficient reading for your students with read alouds, responses to texts, and building genre knowledge. Walk away with ideas for planning rigorous and intentional instruction during your reading block.

Guided Reading From the Start K-4

July 16, 2019 / 1pm to 3pm CST



Set the stage for success by implementing guided reading in your classroom. Build confident and proficient readers through the use of guided reading. See how to structure groups, incorporate fluency, build lessons that focus on comprehension, and much more! Also, see videos of actual guided reading groups in action.

Virtual Testimonials

"It was great! There were lots of take aways that can be implemented immediately, Liked being able to grow and learn in the comfort of my home." -Yvonne, K-5 Interventionist

"It truly was a wonderful training packed with effective approaches that supports my goal as a teacher to empower my students as thinkers, readers, and writers." -Melissa, 4th Grade Teacher

About 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 elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer with 10 years of experience in the field. She taught third and fourth grade in title I schools in the DFW area. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for her students.

Onsite Testimonials

"Very informative! I am thinking about reading instruction in new ways!"

- Jennifer, TX

"Informative and engaging! Thanks for all the activities and new ideas. I can't wait to get back and use them."

- Olivia, TX

Registration Information

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Virtual 2 Hour Seminars

$79.00 per seminar per attendee


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Kelly Harmon & Associates

374 Lantana Crossing

Spring Branch, TX 78070

Call (817) 583-1290


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Professional Learning credit is earned after the seminar is completed.

Bring a Seminar 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.

Summer Reading Virtuals

Tuesday, July 16th, 9am

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.