The First 25 Days of ELAR

Establishing Routines & Relationships

June 19, 2017 / Arlington, TX

June 27, 2017 / San Antonio, TX - 6 Seats Left!!!

Grades K-6

Specifically designed for Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, and Other educators teaching ELAR in Grades K-6.

Plan and Implement Reading & Writing Workshop Right From the START!

Start the school year off strong by setting up an engaging balanced literacy classroom! You will leave this strategy-packed day with a detailed outline of getting-to-know-you activities, lessons, and assessments for the first five weeks of school.

Topics covered
  • How to Establish a Student-Centered, Rigorous Balanced Literacy Program
  • Develop a Brain-Friendly Daily Literacy Schedule That Includes Reading, Writing, and Word Work
  • Inviting Classroom Library Set Ups
  • Using Your Classroom Walls to Teach All Year
  • Maximize Reading and Writing Resources and Materials to Motivate Students to Read, Write, and Think
  • Establish Six Literacy Centers That Address All ELAR TEKS
  • Reader's and Writer's Workshop Formats
  • Literacy Centers Vs. Stations Vs. Daily 5
  • Building Strong Relationships Right from the Start
  • Help Students Identify and Establish a Growth Mindset
  • Setting Personal Learning Goals and Action Plans
  • Quick Assessments to Determine Strengths and Areas for Growth for Personalized learning
  • Response to Intervention and Instruction Activities for Tier 1,2, and 3
  • Best Uses of Reader's and Writer's Notebooks
  • Leave with Five Weeks of Mini Lessons That Develop Student Independence in Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

Presented by Kelly Harmon

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter who has more than 26 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including Guided Math Instruction, RTI, technology, and reading, writing, and strategies for highly effective teachers. She works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. She also works with the Bureau of Education and Research, as well as Learning Sciences Marzano Center.


"Very useful resources such as, real class activities and strategies!"

- Veronica, TX

"Amazing seminar! So many great new ideas to use!"

-Monica, TX

"I loved all the of the hands-on activities. The seminar had a great pace and I am walking away with many new ideas! Thank you."

-Natalie, TX

Registration Information


$225 per participant

10% discount for groups booking 4 or more! ($202.50 per person)


Attend First 25 Days of ELAR + First 25 Days of Math for $425 (Savings of $25).

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

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Call (817) 583-1290

Fax (972) 369-7327


For more Information Please contact us!

The First 25 Days ELAR Arlington

Monday, June 19th, 8:30am

825 North Watson Road

Arlington, TX


June 19, 2017

8:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Begins at 8:00am

Coffee and muffins will be provided


La Quinta Inn Six Flags


Wifi will be provided

6 Hours of Professional Development will be awarded

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The First 25 Days of ELAR San Antonio

Tuesday, June 27th, 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX


June 27, 2017

8:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Begins at 8:00am

Coffee and muffins will be provided


La Quinta Inn San Antonio Airport


Wifi will be provided

6 Hours of Professional Development will be awarded

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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!

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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.