|GROWING THOUGHTFUL, INDEPENDENT AND STRATEGIC READERS
|Grades 5-8 Teachers
by: Sarah Buxton
Sarah Buxton first started her career as a
middle school teacher in Brooklyn where she taught
Reader's and Writer's workshops to grades 6 and 7. Coauthor
of Workshop that Work!, Sarah became a lead
teacher and then Literacy Coach at a Collaborative Team
Teaching school. This opportunity afforded her the
chance to put theory into practice, continue learning
with Mary Ehrenworth from Teacher's College and
develop a strong eye for differentiation for all learners.
Today, Sarah works independently as a consultant in
schools in the Bronx, New Jersey, and Long Island and
has traveled to Texas and Tennessee to share best practices
with colleagues. Reader's and Writer's Workshop, Guided
reading, subject area literacy and the New Common
Core Curriculum are just some of her areas of expertise.
by: Kirsten Widmer
Kirsten Widmer is an educational consultant working
in elementary, middle and high schools. With over twelve years of
experience working with teachers and administrators as an
independent consultant, a staff developer for the Teachers College
Reading and Writing Project under the directorship of Lucy Calkins,
and teacher leader, Kirsten brings her enthusiasm for learning, passion
for reading and writing and practical approach to workshops and
Kirsten holds practical workshops on a variety of topics ranging from
launching and maintaining strong reading and writing workshops,
conferring and assessing readers and writers, and reading and writing
in the content areas (for Social Studies and Science teachers).
She is co-author of Workshops That Work!: 30 Days of Minilessons,
which provides strategies for upper elementary and middle school
teachers launching reading and writing workshops in their
Presented by Sarah Buxton
of Nonfiction Reading
12:30 - 3:00
Presented by Kirsten Widmer
of Fiction Reading
- Conversational moves and written responses to text that foster comprehension and higher order thinking skills
- Strategies for promoting accountable talk and for raising the level of literature response
- Questioning techniques to encourage in-depth reading
- Explicit reading skill instruction for visualizing synthesizing, making connections, determining importance and Inferring
- Teaching tips and ideas that benefit struggling readers as well as proficient and advanced readers
- Suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of the interactive read aloud, partnerships and book clubs
- Simple procedures for monitoring student progress
- Various kinds of questions we can ask in whole group, small group book club or strategy group instruction and one on one teaching situations
$125 per person. Register 4 weeks in advance and
pay only $100 per person. No confirmation will be sent. Your cancelled
check or credit card statement will be your receipt.
Cancellations one week prior to the workshop date, will be refunded less a $15.00 cancellation fee. Later cancellations will receive credit towards an upcoming workshop. Substitutions are allowed at any time.
If workshop is cancelled due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled. Refunds will not be granted, but we will issue credit towards a future workshop.
|Payment is due prior to the workshop. Fee includes seminar
registration, a personalized certificate of attendance, refreshments,
and a resource handbook. On-site registration is available, if space
allows. Please call ahead to check on space availability.
Coffee and tea
Workshop (lunch on your own)
Sites and Accommodations:
make your own hotel reservations directly
with the hotel.For directions please call hotel or visit hotel website.
Holiday Inn, Clark N.J.:
36 Valley Road