July 23 - 27, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: West Chester University's Graduate Business Center
Coordinators: Amy Hicks and Teresa Moslak
In Reading Essentials Regie Routman says "If we want our students to be excited about learning, they need to have teachers who relish learning, who are passionate about reading and other interests, and who find the classroom an inspiring and thrilling place to be." Growing Readers, K-5 gives you the opportunity to exercise your passion for reading and teaching with teachers who share your excitement. You'll examine research as well as classroom-based strategies for teaching fluency, comprehension, and word study, including decoding and vocabulary. You'll learn techniques for modeling strategies through interactive read alouds and think alouds, providing powerful writing connections, and conducting effective classroom assessments. "The instructors have taught me so much about myself as a teacher and my teaching practice!"