Small group reading instruction course

Small Group Instruction Series

$250.00 +GST

In this slef-paced online series, Mardi Gorman and I will:

  • Look at research-based small group instructional practices for reading that have been proven to be effective. These include:
    • Language Experience (Reading)
    • Strategy Groups
    • Literature Circles / Student Led Book Clubs
    • Reciprocal Teaching
    • Close Reading

Description

We know that small group instruction is an opportunity to differentiate instruction based on students’ needs. We also know that guided reading is the most commonly used small group practice.

However, Guided Reading isn’t the ONLY small group instructional practice option available to teachers!

Are any of these true for you?

  • Outside of Guided Reading, you’re not sure what other small group practices are effective?
  • You’ve heard about literature circles and/or book clubs, but have never seen them in action (or you’ve had a go at implementing them but you’re looking for more support with making them more effective).
  • You’ve been told that reciprocal teaching is the next step on from guided reading but you’re not sure why?
  • You’re wondering what would make you choose one type of small group instruction over another?

If so, then this Small Group Instruction Series is the next step for you!

In this online self-paced course, Mardi Gorman and I will:

  • Look at research-based small group instructional practices for reading that have been proven to be effective.
  • Examine five small group practices in detail:
    • Language Experience (Reading)
    • Strategy Groups
    • Reciprocal Teaching
    • Literature Circles / Student Led Book Clubs
    • Close Reading
  • Outline the important components of each of these practices and provide a structure for planning.
  • View sample lessons and identify the differences between each one.
  • Highlight the assessment you can use to help inform grouping for each of these practices.
  • Provide handouts and resources to assist you with getting started with each of these small group practices.

Course Topics:

  • Bonus module: Foundational Understandings
  • Module 1: Language Experience (Reading)
  • Module 2: Strategy Groups
  • Module 3: Reciprocal Teaching
  • Module 4: Literature Circles / Student Led Book Clubs
  • Module 5: Close Reading

Modules will consist of:

  • Recorded Presentations
  • PDF Resources (to be used in your classroom)
  • Additional professional readings

Note:  This course has been designed to support individual teachers and/or groups of teachers (eg. a PLC group) to work through the lessons at a pace that’s best for you. You can devour all the lessons in one day or spread them out over a longer period. If you’re part of a PLC we recommend watching 1 module per week and then going away to trial your learning before coming back to reflect on it with your peers. Don’t let us boss you around though- it’s all self-paced, so you can move through it as fast or as slow as you want!

You will have access to all the resources and lessons for 6 months from the start date of the course.

Course Details:

  • What: 6 modules of learning (approx. 1 hour of lessons per module).
  • Where: On the Oz Lit Teacher and Mardi Gorman course website (Kajabi) – you’ll get login details as soon as you purchase the course.
  • When: This course is available to start right now! You’ll have access to all the resources for 6 months from your purchase date.
  • Cost: $ 250+GST per person (with 5% being donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation)
  • If you’d like an invoice so your school can pay, just send an invoice request to: accounts@ozlitteacher.com.au

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Online Writing Courses

  • Writing Traits Masterclass – 6 weeks $250+GST per person

This  6 x 60-minute masterclass covers the meaning of each writing trait is (beyond its basic definition), what each trait looks like in mentor texts and student writing and how to teach students about each trait.

  • Teach Writing with Confidence 4 weeks $180+GST person

This 4 x 60-minute class covers effective writing instruction, practical ways to increase student engagement and skill in writing and includes a program on how to choose and deliver effective mini-lessons in writing for students between years 2 to 6.

      Online Reading Courses

  • Effective Think Alouds 2 hours $40+GST per person

This Program covers the What, Why and How of effective think alouds, how to plan for effective think alouds and how to make your own think-aloud recordings for online instructions. 

  • Pure Guided Reading 5-hour video $250+GST person

This video program covers effective assessments, how to use assessments to inform grouping for guided reading and the structure for effective guided reading lessons.

  • Lit Circles (Book Clubs mini-course) 5 hours mini-course $65+GST per person

This mini-course covers the history of book clubs and teaches how to implement effective book clubs with students.

  • Strategy Group Course – 1 hour $65+GST per person

This 1-hour group course covers the structure of an effective strategy group lesson for teaching reading to students.

  • Close Reading Mini-Course 5 hours $65+GST per person

This 1.5-hour mini-course teaches Participants the structure of effective close reading lessons for teaching reading to their students.

 

 

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