Overview

ANet’s National Group Learning Series are virtual experiences that include opportunities to engage in active breakouts, learn and apply new equitable practices, reflect on and share learnings with others, and activate on clear next steps. In this literacy series, instructional/teacher leaders will develop a deeper understanding for why students may struggle to read, and learn how to implement concrete strategies to support students who are still learning to read.

Quick Tip: Browse the related resources at the bottom of the page to see all other National Group Learning Series! 

Session 1: The Science of Reading: Why is the Reading Data so Bad?!  (10.20.20)

Pre-Work:

Objectives: 

  • Calibrate understanding of the science of reading comprehensionNational Group Learning FAQs.
  • Become familiar with research based instructional structures and practices to supporting the development of reading comprehension.
  • Strengthen the framework for evaluating how curricular resources reflect the science of reading.

Materials:

  • All materials and recordings can be found in this folder 
  • For a self-paced nearpod experiencce of the session, click here.

Next Steps: 

  • Attend  a 30-60 minute huddle with your instructional leadership team who attended the other tracks to share headlines and determine your next steps. 
  • Participants will conduct an audit of the literacy programming in their school to determine degree of alignment to the science of reading (if you have already reflected in this way as part of instructional recovery planning, this is a great time to revisit to understand what has shifted since the initial reflection).
  • Determine whether/when you might bring this content back to the right people in your school to accelerate literacy instruction.

 

Session 2: More Bang for your Buck: Getting the Most out of your Fluency Routines   (11.10.20) 

Pre-Work:

Objectives: 

  • Deepen your understanding of the role that fluency plays in supporting reading development.
  • Learn concrete strategies for incorporating fluency into your context, based on student needs.

Materials:

  • All materials and recordings can be found in this folder
  • For a self-paced nearpod experiencce of the session, click here.

Next Steps: 

  • [Support teachers to] implement/refine a fluency routine in your context.
  • Share back the content from today’s session with others in your school.
  • Tell us how you took action by sharing a quick flipgrid video with us here. It’s super easy: create an account; click “record response.”

 

 

Session 3: Helping Kids Read Big Words: Demystifying Morphology and Syllabication   (12.8.20) 

  • Read this article on syllable types by Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman.  
  • Consider: How would knowledge of syllable types support students when they encounter big words in text? To what degree is this approach part of your/your teacher’s practice currently?

 Please reach out to   events@achievementnetwork.org  with any questions.