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Foundational Reading Skills Mini-Institute

Sunday, December 4 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is thrilled to offer the 2nd annual Foundational Reading Skills Mini-institute, back by popular demand. The institute will focus on ways to use shared reading, interactive writing, and minilessons to teach foundational reading skills to k-2 children. There will be a special emphasis on helping youngsters transfer word solving, vocabulary and fluency skills into their independent reading. You will not only develop a deeper knowledge of ways to teach foundational skills, you will also learn methods that make it inevitable that kids transfer what they learn into their independent reading and writing.

You’ll learn how to study readers and data in order to better understand the reading process and to plan targeted instruction that propels readers forward. You’ll learn about the behaviors, skills, and strategies that can help readers climb up the ladder of text complexity.

Participants at the Foundational Reading Skills Mini-Institute, will observe, plan, and practice a repertoire of foundational skills lessons. You’ll receive on-the-spot feedback to lift the level of your teaching. Best of all, you’ll spend time in actual classrooms, participating in field-based professional development while soaking in the rich environments of some of the TCRWP’s best primary classrooms.


Teachers, literacy specialists, literacy coaches, and instructional leaders who work with students in grades K-2 and are familiar with reading workshop


$650/$600 NYC DOE


This institute will take place at the Teachers College campus.
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY

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