Balanced Literacy (3-5)


The Teachers’ Source For Balanced Literacy

How to Apply the Most Current Reading Research in Your Classroom
Best Practices for Differentiated Reading Instruction
Centers, Flexible Grouping, and Guided Reading
Differentiated Instruction and Reading
How to Differentiate for Struggling Readers
Differentiated Instruction and Writing


ATi Seminar Agenda


Best Practices for Differentiated Reading Instruction
8 must-have ingredients
Extensive list of balanced literacy resources
Assessment: pre-assessment and summary assessment
Best current practices for phonics, spelling, and comprehension
Word and vocabulary study, independent and shared reading – A to Z
Centers, Flexible Grouping, and Guided Reading

8 great flexible grouping options
All about centers including Target Center Based on Test Data * Quiz Center * Reading around the Room * Variety of Reading and Listening Centers
The nuts and bolts of managing centers more effectively
Powerful current successful best practices for guided reading
Differentiated Instruction and Reading

Exciting proven methods to “hook” students
Anchor activities * Cooperative groups * Learning styles
How to keep students on task
Story Maps * Graphic organizers * Shared inquiry * Cubing
How to Differentiate for Struggling Readers

Top 10 tips for success with struggling readers
Practical techniques for students with reading disabilities
12 shared reading activities that involve reluctant learners
Music and rhyming activities to increase retention
Differentiated Instruction and Writing

Independent writing techniques for written and verbal skills
6 proven strategies for success with shared writing
10 Effective strategies for the Writing Block
Effective best practices for guided writing
10 special writing activities for learners with special needs


University Semester Credit
Semester hours from The University of the Pacific Center for Professional and Continuing Education. $62 per credit. Acceptable to most participants, including many on district funding or release time, as credit is awarded for additional, “Teacher-Friendly,” follow-up activities. For Graduate Professional Development participants NOT pursuing an advanced degree at UOP. Enroll at the seminar, except in CT, NJ, OH, PA and WI. Credit for seminars in these states, or for other credit questions ONLY, call (800) 479-1995.