Book Selection, Orientation and the First Read

Audience: Intervention and Primary Grade Teachers

Presenter(s): Judy Dougherty

Length: 80 minutes

Level: Primary Conceptual

Session Description:

This session will explore selecting appropriate text and level for individual students or a guided reading group. It will explore how to provide an appropriate book orientation for a successful first read, teaching and prompting during the first read and reflecting on the child’s first reading of the new book.

Speaker Bio:

Judy Dougherty is currently the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at SCSD2 where she works daily with teachers and at-risk first graders. She has experience teaching primary grades and was a Reading Recovery teacher for 10 years. Judy received her Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader certification from the University of Arkansas Little Rock.