RCGW PD DAY 2019

Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg

Lori Oczkus presents: The Powerful Reading Vitamin: Boosting Comprehension with “The Fab Four”

CanadInns Destination Center Fort Garry (in Celebrations Dinner Theatre) – 1824 Pembina Hwy

9:00am-3:15pm

Program

Registration – 7:30-8:55

AM Break – 10:15-10:30

Lunch – 11:45-1:00

PM Break – 2:00-2:15

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching and dramatically improve the engagement and comprehension of all of your students? Many students decode and yet don’t comprehend what they read. The Fabulous Four, or reciprocal teaching strategies predict, question, clarify, and summarize work as a powerful package to produce dramatic results in reading comprehension. Learn exciting ways to teach informational text structures and features that really work! Come to this practical, hands-on, and entertaining workshop to learn dozens of proven ideas you can use tomorrow to strengthen students comprehension using any reading material.

Keynote

The Powerful Reading Vitamin:  Boosting Comprehension with “The Fab Four”

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching and dramatically improve the engagement and comprehension of all of your students? Many students decode and yet don’t comprehend what they read. The Fabulous Four, or reciprocal teaching strategies (Palincsar and Brown, 1984) predict, question, clarify, and summarize work as a powerful package to produce dramatic results in reading comprehension. RT consistently yields student growth of six months to two years often in just three months (Hattie,2008). This classroom tested version of reciprocal teaching works well with any text- fiction or nonfiction- during whole class lessons, read alouds, content area reading, close reading, small group guided reading, literature circles, and intervention groups. Help students overcome the challenges they face comprehending informational text. Learn exciting ways to teach informational text structures and features that really work! Come to this practical, hands-on, and entertaining workshop to learn dozens of proven ideas you can use tomorrow to strengthen student comprehension using any reading material.

Presenter: Lori Oczkus

Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and popular speaker across the United States and internationally. Tens of thousands of teachers have attended her motivating, fast paced workshops and read her practical, research-based professional books. Lori has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary teacher, intervention specialist working with struggling readers, and staff developer and literacy coach. She works with students in classrooms and really knows the challenges that teachers face in teaching students to read! Lori has been inducted in the California Reading Association Hall of Fame for her many contributions to the field of reading in California and internationally.

Grade Level: K-9

Registration

Register online here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1068

Conference Fee:
$119.00
Membership Fee*:
$20.00
Membership* + Conference Fee:
$100.00
Student Fee*:
$65.00, includes membership and conference fees
$74.00, conference fee only
Early Bird with cut-off dates (if applicable):
$75.00 until September 23, 2019, includes conference fees and membership

Contact Leslie Dickson at ledickson@shaw.ca for further information