NOTE: This is a two-day workshop. Day 1 (August 17) is for K-5 teachers, instructional coaches, interventionists and administrators. Day 2 is for grades 6-12 teachers, instructional coaches, interventionists and administrators.
There is a strong and robust research base supporting the effectiveness of strategy instruction. When children learn to use strategies, they are more self-regulated and actively work to use what they know to be successful and engaged, which ultimately enhances their learning and overall performance. During this workshop, participants will explore various how to identify which strategies will benefit individual learners the most, and will learn structures of teaching they can use to guide student practice. The workshop will be practical so educators can immediately bring what they learn back to their classrooms.
Participants will explore:
- The differences between skills and strategies
- How to use Jennifer Serravallo’s reading and writing hierarchies to assess student work and match students to goals
- How to craft strategies for reading and writing and provide students with guided practice
- When and why to use various methods of instruction to help students work toward their goals
Molly Feeney Wood was a New York City public school teacher for several years before focusing her work exclusively on literacy. During her time in the classroom, she was a key contributor to numerous units in widely-used curriculum, and presented at a variety of national conferences.
Feeney Wood works closely with Jennifer Serravallo on her team of consultants and as a freelance writer. She wrote the research whitepaper and was the primary developer of additional assessment texts for Serravallo’s book Complete Comprehension, and has collaborated with her on three study guides. Feeney Wood currently supports school districts in their implementation of best practices within their literacy blocks, working with teachers, instructional coaches and administrators.