Shared, Close, & Guided Reading

Strategies for Developing Rigorous Readers

December 4, 2015 / San Antonio, TX

Learn strategies for assessing your students’ reading needs and planning instruction to accelerate reading achievement. Participants will explore a variety of differentiation methods for grouping students for reading instruction.

Specifically Designed for Grades K-6

Topics Covered

  • Balanced Literacy Instruction
  • Shared Reading Instruction
  • Close Reading Strategies
  • 5 Steps for Effective Guided Reading Instruction
  • Grouping Strategies
  • Comprehension Focused
  • Fluency Practice Ideas
  • Choosing "Just Right Texts"
  • Figure 19 Strategies
  • Lesson Planning Tips
  • Literacy Management Strategies
  • Model Lessons
  • Critical Reading Vs. Close Reading
  • Text Resource Suggestions
  • Small Group Instruction Strategies
  • Formative Assessments
  • Processing and Practicing Strategies

Meet the Presenter

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has 25 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 and Learning Sciences Marzano Center. She has recently co-authored the book Practicing Skills, Strategies and Processes with Dr. Robert Marzano. Click here to see her book!


"I had been to workshops on Figure 19, but I have never heard it explained in such detail and with engaging activities as when I went to this workshop!" -Gena, TX

"Wonderful workshop! Wish we had another day to learn even more!"- Jennifer, TX

"Very informative and engaging seminar!" -Sarah, TX

Shared, Close, & Guided Reading

Friday, Dec. 4th 2015 at 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX

Location of event is The La Quinta Airport.


8:00am - 8:30am Registration

8:30am - 11:30am Morning Session

Lunch is on your own.

12:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session

Wifi is provided

B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)

6 Hours of Professional Development

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


$195 Per Participant

Special Offers!!!

Register 3 or more staff members and receive a 10% discount. ($175 per person)

Principals attend FREE with the registration of 3 or more staff members.

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Kelly Harmon & Associates

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Check Out Kelly Harmon's New 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.