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Grades K-5 Teachers
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Grades K-5 Teachers
Presented by: Denise Trainor
Denise Trainor has been an educator for more than 35 years teaching kindergarten students through fifth grade. Denise was a classroom teacher, special educator, reading recovery teacher, adjunct professor of literacy, Literacy Coach and Staff Developer. She is currently a full time national consultant, and conducts workshops and coaching visits on all aspects of Reader's and Writer's Workshop aligned with TCRWP for regular education, special education and ESL grades K-5 teachers and administrators
Denise has conducted countless literacy workshops for teachers in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia and has presented at various local, state and national reading conferences across the country.
Presented by: Tonia Percy
Tonia Percy provides workshops on the best practices in literacy instruction, assists teachers with curriculum development and standards alignment and offers on-site coaching for teachers and coaches in school districts throughout the country. Her classroom at the Manhattan New School served as a lab site for teachers and researchers from across the US, Canada, Germany and Sweden.
Tonia holds a Master's Degree from Teachers College. She has served as a guest lecturer at Teacher's College and many other universities. Tonia is well known for her dynamic and engaging workshops, which give teachers practical strategies that can be easily implemented the very next day.
8:30- 11:30

Presented by Denise Trainor

Increasing Comprehension
of Nonfiction Reading

12:30 - 3:00

Presented by Tonia Percy

Increasing Comprehension
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
  • 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
Registration Information:
Fee: $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.
Program Schedule:
8:00-8:30 Coffee and tea
8:30-3:00 Workshop (lunch on your own)
Meeting Sites and Accommodations:
Please 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
Clark, NJ

Staff Development Workshops, Inc.
1427 Fourteenth Street • Lakewood, NJ 08701
732.367.8030 • (fax) 732.370.4978
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