The ELA Team develops adaptive expertise in instruction and leadership in English Language Arts and Literacy. Our services are designed to support district-wide implementation of the CA Standards and are anchored in the California ELA/ELD Framework. We provide
customized support and technical assistance for districts and schools. We also host the
ELA District Leaders Network.
Coming Soon! Building Reading Capacity in Each and Every Student in Each and Every Class
Secondary Literacies Alignment (SLA) establishes a coherent approach to reading and writing instruction within an integrated ELD context. In this workshop, middle and high school teachers of science, history/social science, English and technical subjects will learn not-so-difficult-to-implement reading routines that simultaneously build content knowledge and skills in comprehension, collaboration, meaning making, and communication.
Guided Reading, Dr. Jan Richardson
Jan Richardson Ph.D., best-selling author and America’s leading expert in guided reading. She is a former teacher (Kindergarten through college), reading specialist, Reading Recovery® teacher leader, and designer of staff development. She is an education consultant, providing schools across the U.S. and Canada with customized workshops and classroom demonstrations.
Many of our fourth through eighth grade students still have much to learn about the reading process, themselves as readers, and how texts work. They also may have developed and habituated “bad” reading habits that get in the way of becoming skilled, lifelong readers…but we can put them back on the path to independence! In this session we will spend time learning together and applying our learning with students.
TK-2 Literacy Institute, April 17-18, 2018
powerful first instruction and strong leadership, you can ensure that
each and every student at your site enters third grade reading
proficiently and independently. In this institute, you will learn
methods to help you give your students the tools they need to become
independent learners, and capable TK-2 readers and writers. Real,
hands-on experiences help teachers and leaders discover how children
learn to read, best practices in reading instruction, and the use of
formative assessment to guide instruction.
these sessions participants will analyze reading using running records.
Participants will practice examining running records for evidence of
sources of information used and neglected by reading in Spanish and
English. Also, participants will apply running records as a part of the
formative assessment process to guide their instruction.participants
will practice looking fro trends and patterns across language in order
to determine next steps for instruction.
Guided Reading Plus Intervention, Grades K-2
this course, participants will learn the intervention framework and the
specialized procedures for implementing Guided Reading Plus as a
component of Comprehensive Intervention Model developed by the Center
for Literacy at UALR., During each 8 week cycle of Guided Reading Plus,
teachers will work with small-groups at least three times per week using
a range of diagnostic student assessments to monitor student's process
during the intervention. Certification from St. Mary's College is
available for an extra fee.
Dyslexia Intervention, May 2 and 9, 2018
this two-day professional learning, teachers will explore an
intervention for targeted students who experience moderate to severe
difficulties with literacy development, including dyslexia. The
multisensory lesson components include phonological awareness, reading
and writing. One Graduate university unit available for an additional
Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC), Grades 7-12
Develop students' ability to integrate knowledge from complex texts into reading, writing, listening/speaking, and language. Understand the way in which ERWC methodology and materials are aligned to Common Core and engage in collegial professional learning.
The San Diego County Office of Education now offers CIM, a portfolio of literacy interventions, in partnership with St. Mary's College Kalmanovitz School of Education. Develop expertise in any or all of these interventions:
Reading Recovery (grade 1)
Guided Reading Plus (grades 1-6)
Comprehension Focus Group (grades 3-12)
Dyslexia Intervention ( grades 1-3)