- Introduction to the workshop
Let's get started! - Handout
- Prepare Data
Utilize data to drive instruction
Step 1: Collect data
Step 1: Organize data
Reading Data Tracker
Reading Data Tracker (continued)
Step 2: Interpret data
Triangulate data, analyze readers, group students
Step 3: Establish a goal
Use a frame to state short-term goals
Step 4: Create an action plan
Determine the logistics
Step 5: Assess and repeat
- If-Then Strategies
Stop and retell during reading
Retell with key details after reading
Narrow down the details
Extract details onto a graphic organizer
Utilizing a T-Chart
Create an oral summary using frames
Break down the five steps
Prompt students when inferences are off track
Increase comprehension while reading
Reverse & fast forward for context clues
Incorporate Word Marks
Attend to format and punctuation
- Item Knowledge
Focus on phonics principles
Build bank of known words
Practice high-frequency words
Untangle confusions with letters
- Differentiate Support
Adjust level of teacher support
- Conclusion - Wrap-up
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"Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading"
Once the planning and mechanics are in place for leading small-group guided reading, the next step is to utilize this instructional time for targeted and intentional teaching that addresses the unique needs of each child. In this workshop, Kristi McCullough provides K-5 teachers with a five-step process for utilizing multiple data sources to differentiate instruction during guided reading.
- Learn how to collect, validate, and organize data relative to each student's reading progress.
- Learn how to analyze various data sources to assess progress over time.
- Discover how to use anecdotal assessments to identify each reader's strengths and weaknesses.
- Learn how to triangulate data already being collected to construct a differentiated instructional plan.
- Learn how to utilize small-group instruction to equip all readers with multiple strategies to process text.
- Gain ideas for how to employ effective teacher language that can be used during guided reading to teach, prompt, and reinforce.
- Learn intervention strategies designed to help readers progress to the next level.
When you complete the workshop, you'll be able to:
- View with confidence assessment data you already collect.
- Combine the data you already collect to construct a triangulation of data for each child.
- Examine reader behaviors to address strengths and needs.
- Utilize data to determine where students fall in the scaffold of literacy skills.
Three reasons to enroll
1. The stakes are high, and the heat is on.
Student achievement in reading is as important now as ever. Teachers need the tools and strategies to deliver research-based best-practice methods. (Our strategies are classroom-tested and practical!)
2. Using time effectively is essential.
In order for small-group guided reading instruction to be effective, time with the teacher has to be carefully planned and purposeful. (Learn to make the most of your small-group time!)
3. Differentiation is challenging, but necessary.
Teachers are used to dealing with students who have diverse needs, but knowing how to meet those needs in the area of reading is a priority. (Meet students at their instructional level!)
Top questions teachers ask about teaching K-5 reading with small-group instruction
- What types of data should I collect about my readers?
- How do I triangulate data to plan differentiated instruction?
- How do I collect formative assessments during a lesson?
- How often should I revisit my data?
- How does my data impact whole-class instruction?
- What procedures should I use to organize my data?
Kristi McCullough provides the answers to these questions and many more!
What others say about Kristi's workshops
"Every idea was though-provoking. She really made me think of how/why I do routines the way I do in my classroom." Glenda Ferguson, Teacher, Burris Elementary, Mitchell, IN
"The workshop was packed with ideas to improve guided reading groups. Kristi's personality and energy were fun! You could see her passion for reading the way she presented!" Karly Douglas, Teacher, Heywood Elementary School, Troy, OH
"Kristi is a high-energy presenter who gives real examples. She does not present in isolation but shows real living examples of practices she uses as she is teaching" Maureen Hoffman-Wehmeier, Teacher, Greenwood Middle School, Greenwood, IN
"Awesome! Kristi took a heavy topic and gave us practical ways to make big changes." Jessica Hammer, Teacher, Sacred Heart Model School, Louisville, KY
"Kristi did a fantastic job giving us clear content that we could follow and use!" Amanda Chapple, Teacher, Churubusco Elementary School, Churubusco, IN
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the workshop start and finish?
The workshop can begin at any time.
How long do I have access to the workshop?
After enrollment, students have access to the content for 30 days. You determine how fast or slow you want to progress through the workshop during this time.
Can I share my workshop with colleagues?
Can I get continuing education credits?
Most likely! With prior approval from your school district, participants may receive credit for up to 5 hours of professional development for each workshop. A certificate of completion is available when you select the "Verified View." No certificate is awarded when you select the "Flexible View." For possible Illinois-approved credit, please contact our office.
Can I earn graduate-level credit?
Thanks to a partnership with the University of the Pacific, educators who complete a webAcademy workshop are eligible to pursue one, two, or three nationally-accredited graduate-level semester units. To earn graduate-level units, participants must select the "Verified View" enrollment option. The cost of graduate-level units ($62 per unit) is separate from the cost of the online workshop.
Graduate-level units offered through the University of the Pacific are non-degree units which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. (These are post-baccalaureate professional development semester units of non-degree graduate-level and are not applicable to a degree at University of the Pacific.) For details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 376-0448.
What if I am unhappy with the workshop?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days, and we will give you a full refund.