Literature Circles 101
March 24th, 2018 / 9:30am -12:30pm CST
Creating Strategic and Independent Readers!
Who Should Attend?
- Engaging All Students in Student-led Discussion Groups-Even the Striving or Apathetic Reader!
- Using Discussion Prompts to Help Students Think Analytically About Texts
- Creating Conditions for Successful Literature Circles
- Choosing "Just Right" Texts for Student Choices
- Integrating Comprehension Strategy Practice, including Making Inferences and Connections Within and Across Texts
- Ways to Develop Student Autonomy in Critical Thinking
- Using the The Gradual Release of Responsibility to Establish Independent Reading Behaviors that Last a Lifetime
- Learn the Essential Roles for Literature and Inquiry Circles
- Ways to Ensure that Students Use Accountable Talk During Discussions
- Help Students Deepen Their Thinking about This Text and Transfer to Future Texts
- Developing Students' Listening and Speaking Skills
- Incorporate Student Interests into the Reading Classroom
- Use Inquiry to Intrinsically Motivate the Unmotivated Learner
- And Much More!
Meet The Presenters
Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 26 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including strategies for at-risk learners, guided reading and math Instruction, RTI, technology integration, reading, writing, and instructional strategies highly effective teachers use to increase student achievement. 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 International, Marzano Center.
Randi Anderson is an elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer with 10 years of experience. She taught third and fourth grade in Title one schools in the Fort Worth area. Before entering the classroom, Mrs. Anderson 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 all students.
"Powerful strategies that I can use with my students. Walking away full of ideas." -Tracy
"Fun and energetic training! Loved singing and role playing out the ideas presented." -Maria
Literature Circles 101 Online Seminar
Saturday, March 24th, 9:30am
This is an online event.
$99 per participant
Contact us for early bird or group discounts!
Early Bird Discount in offered through February 24, 2018.
3 Hours of Professional Development Credit Will Be Awarded
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. EVEN IF IT IS AHEAD OF YOUR PAYMENT. This will let us know to reserve you a seat for the training in the event we have a sold out event.
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To pay by credit card, call our office at (817) 583-1290. We will send you a link to pay your registration fee online through our billing system. Credit Card payments must be received before the date of the seminar to receive the official link the the training.
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To pay by check, please make checks payable to Kelly Harmon & Associates and mail to 26440 White Eagle Drive San Antonio, TX 78260. Checks must be received before the date of the seminar to receive the official link to the training.
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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