The Reading League is gearing up for its first comprehensive book study! And it’s a PAIRED book study! We will be studying a chapter from the National Reading Panel Report, published in 2000, alongside a corresponding 20-year update in the September/October issue of The Reading League Journal. Unresolved questions will be answered! What was the National Reading Panel? Why did it convene? Who sat on it? Were teachers involved? What kind of research did it include & why? How did they analyze research? What did they learn? Are the findings still valid? What have we learned since? What myths circulate since [...]
Now Virtual! Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® is heralded as the nation’s premier literacy Institute. The Institute gained its reputation because of its clear focus on providing evidence-based reading research and strategies for those who teach all ages and grade levels. From the nation’s leading researchers, you will learn the current findings on literacy reading instruction, reading difficulties and reading intervention. From seasoned practitioners, learn classroom strategies that put this knowledge to work.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Let’s let the good times continue to roll, Louisiana! The science of reading is starting to pop up everywhere, and we all need to become mission partners to take our great state to new heights. We invite our friends from every parish in our state to join us on February 9th at 2:30 p.m. (CST) for a virtual meet-and-greet with the Reading League Louisiana team. Stop in and stick around to learn about some exciting news and updates!
This presentation will define the Science of Reading and dig a bit into how the reading brain works. In understanding how the brain reacts to the process of reading, we will discuss the critical components of reading instruction. Evidence-based practices and instructional methods will be discussed. As an educator, I am constantly seeking out best-practices in reading instruction. However, I constantly find researchers and theorists that offer incredible concepts; yet, do not explain how those ideas manifest in the classroom. While the subject is broad, I hope to share real examples that I have seen work with students. Real classroom resources [...]
Attention all elementary education writing teachers. It’s time to scrub in and diagnose writing errors in your youngest learners. Spelling is a developmental process (Gentry, 1982) and once you understand a student's inventive spelling, we can use that information to get a glimpse into how the brain is thinking and better guide our instruction. Alana Mangham, The Reading League Louisiana’s Vice President, will explore research, student samples, and techniques that educators can use when diagnosing spelling errors and creating the next steps in writing support.
Ernesto Ortiz, Jr. will lead a session detailing how school leaders can lead the shift to align their buildings and districts with the science of reading and evidence-based practices. Ernesto Ortiz, Jr. is the proud principal of McDonald Elementary School in the Centennial School District (Warminster, PA). He is in year two of his doctoral program with his research focusing on K-2 literacy. During his 20 years in education, Ernesto taught in K-5 classrooms for thirteen years and served as an elementary assistant principal for three years in the Allentown School District. He is currently in his fourth year as principal of [...]
Mitchell Brookins Engagement, relevance, and rigor are critical elements of creating academic success in today’s classrooms. Teachers are tasked with how to hone students’ literacy skills while also making them critically aware of the world-at-large. In this session, participants will learn the importance of providing explicit comprehension instruction in syntax and text structure and how that deepens students’ understanding of grade-level, complex texts. Also, participants will learn the tenants of culturally relevant pedagogy. In this session, the intersection between culturally relevant pedagogy and explicit comprehension instruction will be used as lens for instructional planning and the creation of learning tasks. It [...]
Susan Hall Are you seeking ideas on how to move the needle on reading achievement scores? Although most schools differentiate instruction, many are not experiencing the gains in scores they expected. Come hear about the 10 most important factors present in schools that are improving literacy student outcomes. Leaders in these schools have systematized the way they identify and address the needs of struggling readers. This presentation will be based on Dr. Hall’s book 10 Success Factors for Literacy Interventions (ASCD). $15 Non-Members Free for Members Click here to register.
Join The Reading League Louisiana, in collaboration with the Center for Development and Learning, as we host our presenter, Chelonnda Seroyer for this live webinar on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST. This session will help attendees design a welcoming classroom with intentionality and purpose. They will learn how to identify their level of Invitational Teaching and identify ways to move up the ladder so that students experience an intense feeling of belonging each and every day. Attendees will also learn how to use the 3 Phase Management Process to analyze, prepare, and respond to challenging stakeholder interactions. [...]
Missed the live webinar? Click here to view the recording This presentation will guide attendees through recent updates to Bulletin 1903: Louisiana’s Handbook for Students with Dyslexia. Presenters will review the background information about how these updates to the dyslexia policy came about, share some of the major issues that were addressed by a workgroup of diverse stakeholders, and take a deep dive into the criteria outlined in the policy regarding screening processes. They also go through the steps to effectively implement the policy including the referral process, how students qualify for additional support and services, and effective ways to track [...]
A Standards Study: K-12 Student Standards for English Language Arts Louisiana has made great strides to support the literacy foundation necessary to ensure students' success. In the development of the K-12 ELA Student Standards, "educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in our society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to do so. The goal of the Louisiana Student Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) is to produce a literate person in the twenty-first century." This 5-part series will review and revisit the standards for ELA content for Kindergarten through [...]
A Standards Study: K-12 Student Standards for English Language Arts Louisiana has made great strides to support the literacy foundation necessary to ensure students' success. In the development of the K-12 ELA Student Standards, "educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in our society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to do so. The goal of the Louisiana Student Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) is to produce a literate person in the twenty-first century." This 4-part series will review and revisit the standards for ELA content for Kindergarten through […]