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Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning: Joyful Literacy in K-2
Presented by: Lori Jamison
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Clearview Board Office 5031 50 St., Stettler, AB
About the Session:


Literacy instruction is often a juggling act, all about balance, timing and skill. But with careful planning, assessment and monitoring, we can keep all those plates spinning - without spinning out of control. We’ll address the stages of literacy development and how reading and writing are closely aligned at each stage. Part of the day will focus on reading instruction, with special emphasis on organizing and teaching small group guided reading. The afternoon session will examine the writing connection, with developmentally appropriate teaching ideas, as well as guided practice and independent application. You’ll leave with practical lesson ideas, such as:

  • A simple two-day cycle for managing the reading block
  • A guided reading lesson template that includes intentional teaching, repeated reading and “must-do” independent practice
  • How “bubble gum writing” supports both reading and writing development
  • “Sticky Dot Details” to get kids over the one-detail hurdle
  • Nonfiction writing minilessons, from Bossy Sentences to All-in-All Endings
About the Presenter(s):
Lori Jamison Lori Jamison is a teacher, consultant and author. In addition to her life work as a classroom teacher, Lori spent ten years as K-12 Language Arts Consultant for Regina Public Schools and has also served as a reading assessment specialist with the Saskatchewan Department of Education. The author of several books and articles on teaching reading and writing, Lori has developed many professional materials for teachers. She serves as the educational consultant for High Interest Publishing in Toronto.Lori is one of the few Canadians to have served on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and has been a featured speaker at conferences around the world. She is currently an independent educational consultant, speaking at professional development events and consulting with school divisions across Canada and the U.S.
Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2018
Cost: $70.00
Focus(es): Literacy
Grade Level(s): K-2
Audience: Teachers