11/3/2021 and 11/4/2021 Early Conventional Literacy: Supporting Reading and Writing for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The prospect of teaching students with moderate to significant disabilities to read with comprehension and write generatively may seem daunting. This presentation will review a Balanced Literacy Club approach, working as a team to support all teachers, therapists, and aides. This 2-day workshop summarizes evidence-based strategies gained from working with a score of school districts and 100 + classrooms.   Targeted students include a diverse range of abilities and challenges (including intellectual impairments, autism spectrum disorders, physical impairments, and individuals using AAC devices). Presenter will share: assessment ideas, videos, data, specific strategies for all parts of balanced literacy (word study, guided reading, writing, and self-directed reading), and tips for getting EVERYONE onboard and excited about pushing for quality, research-based literacy instruction. Target students will: know most of the letters most of the time, engage actively (e.g., commenting, asking / answering questions) during shared reading, and understand that writing involves letters and words (although they might not yet be successful generative writers).  For questions contact sally.miracle@ckec.org

Venue: To be determined