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Office of Literacy

Archived PD Presentations

These presentations were conducted during the Reading First project from 2003 until 2009.

Overview of the Massachusetts Reading First Initiative

 Professional Development
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, September 2007
Download PPS DocumentManaging the Literacy Block for Student Success
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, July 2008
Download PPS DocumentOverview of Reading First Project Professional Development Highlights
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, July 2008

The 5 Components

Fluency

Download PPS DocumentFostering Fluency: Effective, research-based practices for development of automaticity and fluency
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Fall 2005

Vocabulary Development

 Enhancing Students' Vocabulary Knowledge
Presenter: Isabel Beck, University of Pittsburg, April 2004
*Additional presentations related to "Bringing Words to Life" text available
 Vocabulary Support for ELLs in Reading First
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, November 2004
 Building Oral Language Skills All day long
Presenter: Hansen Initiative for Language and Literacy, MGH Institute of Health Profession, November 2006
 Developing Oral Language Skills
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, November 2006
Download PPS DocumentBuilding a vocabulary foundation for comprehension: Big words for little kids
Presenter: Margaret G. McKeown, University of Pittsburgh, August 2008
Download PDF Document  Download TXT DocumentGiving the Gift of Words
Presenter: Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, December, 2008

Comprehension

Download PPS DocumentUnlocking Meaning
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, November 2005
Download PPS DocumentApplication of Skill and Strategy Instruction in the Reading of Connected Text
Presenter: Nell Duke, University of Michigan, March, 2007
 Demonstrating Reading Comprehension through Expository Texts: Helping All K-3 Students Write about What they Learn
Presenter: Gary Troia, University of Michigan, November 2007

Three Tiers of Curriculum Instruction, Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention

Download PPS Document3-Tier Reading Model: Reducing Reading Difficulties for Kindergarten through Third Grade Students
Presenter: Sharon Vaughn, Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts, June 2004
Download PPS DocumentDifferentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades
Presenter: Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware, August 2008

English Language Learners

 Should Vocabulary Instruction Differ for ELLS, Yes or No
Presenter: Maria Carlo, University of Miami, Fall 2004
*Document not available online
 Components of Effective Reading Instruction for ELLs
Presenter: Maria Arguelles, University of Miami November 2005
*Document not available online
 Promoting Literacy Skills of Language Minority Learners
Presenter: Nonie Lesaux, Harvard Graduate School of Education, June 2006
*Document not available online

Assessments

 Stem and Leaf Charts for DIBELS

Literacy Coaching

 Reading Coaches: Ideas and Strategies for Success developed with Dr. Carolyn Denton
Presenter: Jan Hasbrouck, Fall 2007
*Document not available online
 Providing Professional Support for Reading First Classroom Teachers: Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why
Presenter: Michael McKenna, Georgia State University, January 2005
*Document not available online
 Targeted Time, targeted curriculum, targeted instruction
Presenter: Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware, January 2005
*Document not available online
 I SAW ESAU
Presenter: Cecilia Minden-Cupp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, January 2005
*Document not available online
 Literacy Coach: Roles and Goals
Presenters: Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware and Cecilia Minden-Cupp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fall 2004
*Document not available online
 Professional Development: Lessons for Literacy Coaches
Presenters: Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware and Cecilia Minden-Cupp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fall 2004
*Document not available online
 Strategies for Coaching
Presenters: Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware and Cecilia Minden-Cupp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fall 2004
*Document not available online

Leadership

Download PDF Document  Download TXT DocumentReading Leadership Institute - Graphic Organizer

Motivation

Download PDF Document  Download TXT DocumentEngaging & Motivating Young Readers for Success
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, December, 2008
Download PDF Document  Download PPS DocumentEngaging & Motivating Young Readers for Success through Interactive Read Alouds and Independent Reading
Presenter: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, January, 2009

Evaluation

Download PDF Document  Download PPS DocumentMassachusetts Reading First Plan Statewide Evaluation: Students Outcomes: Review of Student Assessment Data through Spring 2008 [PPS=1.8MB, PDF=1.2 MB]
Presenter: Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts, April, 2009

Sustainability of Reading First

 Continuing the Commitment: Sustaining Reading First Outcomes
Presenter: Shari Butler, RMC Research, June 2007


Last Updated: September 10, 2009
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