Virtual PD for Literacy Learning

Kelly Harmon & Associates, LLC

Available Virtual Trainings for 2020

2 hour sessions

Fostering Language & Literacy PK-2

Educators will explore ideas for developing language through singing, talking, reading, and writing in the early childhood classroom. Learn about shared reading and writing, and using music & movement to engage three through seven year olds. Focus on ways to build vocabulary through experiences and build content knowledge.

Impactful Whole Group Literacy Learning

Whole group literacy lessons are an essential component of effective literacy instruction. In this session participants will learn 3 reasons for utilizing a whole group format and how and when to use direct and dialogic instructional formats. We will explore what research has show will maximize student learning during large group learning.

Let's Get Real in Informational Texts!

In this session, explore building background knowledge and utilizing the thinking processes students need to comprehend informational texts. Learn ways to engage struggling readers, as well as ways to provide extension and acceleration. Kelly will provide you with activities that target analysis-level thinking. See real classroom examples of texts and activities used with students to immerse them in informational texts.

Small Group Reading: Guided & Strategic Reading

Small group instruction is critical for differentiated learning and guided practice. In this session, participants will learn 2 different formats for small group learning. We will explore the reasons for both formats and how to decide which format is best for the student learning outcome. We will look at the structure of guided and strategic reading groups and how to group students to maximize learning. We will explore the types of texts and activities used in each format and how to assess students during small group sessions to determine next steps.

Read, Write, Talk Using Small Group Discussion Circles

Classroom discussion is one of the most effective instructional strategies, helping students to make 2 years of growth in one year time. In this session, we will discuss a variety of student-led, small discussion groups to promote language comprehension and build vocabulary and background knowledge. You will leave with ways to implement book discussions through book talks, literature circles, and inquiry circles.

From Phonics to Fluency K-3

Developing readers must understand how words work in order to become a fluent, skilled reader. Join Kelly Harmon to deepen your expertise in word-learning lesson protocols and engaging activities that will get your students reading and spelling words in isolation and in connected texts. We will examine research practices for guided and independent practice, including games and use of decodable texts.

Tiered Fluency Instruction

Help your students develop reading fluency through intentional activities and strategies that provide guided and independent reading practice. We will explore the use of shared reading, reader's theater, poetry theater, radio reading, karaoke practice, and several other forms of repeated reading.

Reading Interventions That Work! K-6

Join Kelly Harmon for this 2 hour virtual seminar focused on building the will and skills of struggling readers. Explore how to develop the habits of mind using mentor texts that focus on developing self-efficacy. Learn about the essential components of effective reading intervention-virtual and face-to-face. Dive into what research says about the science of reading and how to determine goals for intervention. Learn research-based instructional strategies and activities in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Reading Games for RTI

In this interactive session, you will learn ways to engage students in reading, spelling, and vocabulary games, both in the classroom and virtually! You will leave with games to play and to recommend to parents.

Bring these sessions to your campus, building, or district!

Contact us for information on setting up virtual professional learning opportunities. Our sessions are highly interactive and guaranteed to build teacher expertise!