NCTE offers consultants and services on reading instruction that when used together, provide extended learning opportunities for teachers and makes a positive impact on learning. These opportunities include the Adolescent Literacy Pathways Program, Web Seminars and books on reading for study groups. Consultants are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs. Make your request today!
Content Area Literacy: Reading for Meaning
Consultant: Peggy Albers
Audience: 3-12 teachers
In this single or multiple-day workshop, teachers will understand how the reading process works, and how learners make sense of content materials. Teachers will learn the significance of understanding text structures within content materials and reader stances, and how to use these structures and stances to support students’ writing.
Good First Teaching
Consultant: Kathy Egawa
Strong early literacy programs are based on a solid understanding of early literacy and child development. What are the indicators of quality K-3 programs? What do reading, writing, and spelling instruction, for instance, look and sound like? How can families be involved, even those that haven’t typically participated in school experiences?
Constructing Classrooms to Support Young Readers and Writers (preK, K, 1st–3rd grade)
Consultant: Susi Long
Audiences: PreK, kindergarten (and their teaching assistants), first–third grade teachers, and administrators. In these workshops, Susi works with teachers and administrators to envision classroom structures and strategies that build on what we know about young children as readers and writers. More . . .
Developing Readers that READ: Critical Reading Strategies for All Readers
Consultant: Katie Van Sluys
Audience: K-5 teachers, coaches, teacher leaders
As teachers of reading we need shared understandings about reading processes and practices, students’ needs, and the best tools and strategies to support our students in becoming life-long readers. To support students’ development of decoding, comprehension, and so on readers need to experience the power and potentials of being readers. Work with Katie Van Sluys in a day-long workshop to pursue issues and strategies to help all students’ in becoming critical readers who use reading in their everyday lives for pleasure, problem solving, and action. Together we will use rich and relevant literature to explore a range of reading strategies and practices to further develop the reading repertoire of readers in your classroom(s) so that our students not only can read but do read.