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Three Richard Gentry Institutes on Learner Processes and Teacher Methods for Literacy

 

Dr. Richard Gentry's professional development institutes and goals they can help you achieve:

 

Institute #1

7 Every-Day Literacy-Teaching

 Strategies for Preschool

(New for Preschool Teachers)

Institute #2

Getting to the Core of Writing:

Essential Lessons for

K through 6th

 

Institute #3:

The Five Phase Pathway to

Literacy-A Proven Model for

Formative Assessment and

Successful Teaching.

Institute #1 Goal:

 

Insuring all children are ready for literacy success when entering kindergarten. (PreK)

For more information concerning this institute and how it can be customized for your needs, email Richard Gentry at richard@jrichardgentry.com.

 

Teach literacy in the context of play and exploration.

Insure that all students enter kindergarten ready for success.

 

Who should attend:

Preschool Teachers, Administrators, Tudors, Reading Specialist, and Literary Coaches

 

Tools for every preschool teacher's toolkit:

•Reading Aloud content-rich selections with dialogue reading;

 

•Jump-starting Word Reading;

 

•Singing, Marching, and physical Movement as essential literacy tools;

 

•Jump-starting Letter Learning with children's names;

 

•Having fun with Actions for targeting Sound Awareness;

 

•Advancing literacy through art and fostering preschoolers who love to Draw         and Write every Day.

 

Importantly, participants learn to implement Developmentally Appropriate Screening and Ongoing Monitoring of language and reading skills from the start.

 

Optional Gentry resource:

Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write-From Baby to Age 7 (Da Cappo Press, 2010)

 

Learn the answers to these and other important questions:

 

 

1.      What does brain research say about how preschoolers learn that supports teaching literacy in the context of play and exploration?

 

2.      What intentional reading and writing techniques should be in every preschool teacher’s tool kit?

 

3.      How can age-appropriate best practice foster each child’s literacy development?

 

4.      What are the early phases of preschool literacy development?

 

5.      How do preschool teachers implement developmentally appropriate screening and monitor progress?

 

6.      What pre-reading skills are most important for preschool as predictors of literacy success in kindergarten and beyond?

 

 

For more information concerning this institute and how it can be customized for your needs, email Richard Gentry at richard@jrichardgentry.com.

Institute #2 Goal:

 

Meeting new demands for

writing in school (K-6).

For more information concerning this institute and how it can be customized for your needs, email Richard Gentry at richard@jrichardgentry.com

Participants learn the essentials for effective writing instruction: setting up the writing classroom; writer's workshop; traits of writing; writing and Common Core Standards; with model lessons for creating ideas, word choice, sentence building, organization, voice, conventions and more.

 

Who should attend:

Kindergarten through 6th Grade Teachers,

Administrators, Tudors, Reading Specialist,

and Literary Coaches

 

Optional Gentry resource:

Getting to the Core of Writing: Essential Lessons for Every Student. [Kindergarten through Grade 6]

This seven book series has a book for each grade with all the pick-up-and-use lessons plans teachers need for the year.

 

Learn the answers to these and other important questions:

 

1.      What are the new Common Core expectations for writing in school?

2.      How do you set up a successful writing classroom?

3.      Is it important to teach writing as a process and not just a product for the state test?

4.      What are the six traits of quality writing and how are they taught?

5.      What are 10 ways to help struggling writers?

 

For more information concerning this institute and how it can be customized for your needs, email Richard Gentry at richard@jrichardgentry.com

Institute #3 Goal:

 

Fostering proficient readers, writers, and spellers by harnessing the power of formative assessment with

targeted instruction (K-2)

The workshop enables teachers to understand global brain-based literacy development and monitor five evidence-based developmental phases with targeted instruction from pre-reading to reading proficiency by end of grade 1.

 

Who should attend:

Kindergarten through Second Grade Teachers, Administrators, Tudors, Reading Specialist,

and Literary Coaches

 

Topics include guided reading, text selection, writing workshop, spelling, comprehension, and vocabulary development.

 

Learn the answers to these and other important questions:

 

     What are the five brain-based phases of early literacy development?

 

     How do reading, writing, and spelling develop together?

 

     How can a formative assessment model support teachers & make high stakes testing more affordable, less time consuming?

 

     What are the best-practice teaching techniques for each phase?

 

     How does phase observation connect the reading/writing processes directly to teaching methodology?

 

For more information concerning this institute and how it can be customized for your needs, email Richard Gentry at richard@jrichardgentry.com