July is Literacy Month at Marygrove

July is Literacy Month at Marygrove. Come to our Professional Development Series to hone your literacy teaching skills, to help you help your students gain the skills they need to be successful in school and in life. Review and renew your skills in teaching Comprehension, Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary and Writing. This is a great opportunity for professional development at a great price. And SCECHs are available. Michigan’s 3rd Grade Reading Law isn’t just for third graders - all Michigan students need a hand learning to read and write well. You can help your young students and your older students move ahead. Marygrove can help YOU. Benefit from the expertise of Words Their Way, ACRI (Adolescent Critical Reading Intervention), EBLI (Evidence Based Literacy Instruction), Handwriting Without Tears, Workshop Way, and Teach Writing Well – The 6 + 1 Writing Traits. They’ll all be at Marygrove this summer. So should you! Click below to see the full schedule or to register for July Is Literacy Month. Or contact Dr. Diane Brown, 313-927-1273 or dbrown1@marygrove.edu.

Words Their Way is a developmental spelling, phonics, and vocabulary program. It was developed by Invernizzi, Johnston, Bear, and Templeton and is intended to be a part of comprehensive literacy instruction. Presenters: Dr. Lori Helman and Pearson Literacy Specialist Samantha Richardson.

ACRI (Adolescent Critical Reading Intervention) is an targeted adolescent literacy intervention focused on academic literacy and critical thinking with text designed to bring Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School students to grade level quickly. ACRI is based on fifty years of state-of-the-art literacy research. Elements of ACRI include:

  • Inferential Questioning
  • Questioning the Author
  • Genre Analysis and Text Structure
  • Academic Discourse Communities
  • Scaffolded Questioning

Critical and Urban Literacy Presenter: Dr. Sharon Russell, creator of ACRI.

EBLI (Evidence Based Literacy Instruction) is a research-based, systematic and comprehensive literacy system with a strong focus on phonemic awareness and phonics. Instruction is streamlined, explicit, concise, multi-sensory and pattern-based. This one-day workshop provides an overview of EBLI as well as instruction in basic EBLI strategies to improve reading performance. Presenter: Nora Chahbazi, creator of EBLI.

Handwriting Without Tears is a developmentally-based program which pays attention to the developmental needs of people who are trying to learn how to write. Select K-2 Printing, 3-5 Cursive, or both. Presenter: Paula Heinircher, consultant.

Workshop Way is a holistic management system of human growth for education which promotes literacy skills through classroom management routines, humane teacher-student-content interactions which preserve the dignity of all students, and a variety of instructional techniques to help students discover they can learn, can think, can read, and can manage their young lives with more courage and confidence. Presenter: Dr. Mary Anne Dalton, CSJ.

Teach Writing Well – The 6+1 Writing Traits & Beyond is a research-proven system to improve writing for all grade levels. This workshop teaches a simple, logical, and practical way to organize your writing instruction to include everything important about the writing process: writing traits, writing modes, and writing workshop while also meeting Standards. Teachers who are already familiar with the traits will benefit from the additional strategies using mentor texts, and exciting new ways of incorporating traits and their key qualities into assessing and teaching writing. Presenter: Ruth Culham, creator of the Writing Traits system.