Guided Reading for Transitional Readers

Audience: 2nd - 3rd Grade Teachers/Specialists

Presenter(s): Stacie McFadden, Tara King and Kyle Warnke

Length: 80 minutes

Level: Intermediate Procedural

Session Description:

How can teachers best support a literate community yet still meet theneeds of individual readers? In this session participants will focuson effective qualities of guided reading instruction for transitionalreaders. In order to meet the demands of CCSS, various strategieswill be presented to assess and teach the following: deepening comprehension through extended discussions and responses that require readers to support their thinking with evidence from the text;understanding and responding to various forms of text while recognizing the differences in text structures; decoding multisyllabic words, self-monitoring, and building vocabulary. Further discussion will focus on how to use data to scaffold instructional needs of individual students within agroup. Theory will be connected to practice as resources and videosare shared.

Speaker Bios:

Stacie has 12 years of experience in Sheridan County School District 2. In those twelve years, she has had the opportunity to teach third, fourth, and fifth grade. She is currently teaching third grade at Highland Park Elementary. She has her masters in literacy and reading.

For 18 years, Tara King has enjoyed teaching in SCSD#2.  She has experience in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade and is currently teaching third grade at Highland Park Elementary.   Tara earned her Masters in reading and literacy in 2006.

Kyle Warnke has been teaching in Sheridan County School District #2 for 11 years.  He has experience teaching 2nd and 3rd grades.  In 2011 he received his Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.