Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Rm. 311


SESSION ABSTRACT

The Read to Achieve Program has created a focus on 3rd grade reading proficiency. This session will show that focus must begin in kindergarten. Topics covered include using Reading 3D to create instructional plans for grades K-3 and building a foundational vocabulary that will support instruction in future grades.


PRESENTER INFORMATION


Melissa Ashley, K-3 Literacy Consultant, NCDPI | melissa.ashely@dpi.nc.gov

Melissa Ashley is a K-3 Literacy Consultant for the NC Department of Public Instruction. Melissa serves Region 7. Previously, she was a classroom teacher for 27 years in Grayson County, Virginia and Ashe County, North Carolina. She has also served as a North Carolina Teacher Academy trainer in Early Grades Literacy and Educational Technology. Melissa holds a BS in Early Grades Education and a MA in Middle Grades and Early Grades Education, both degrees from Appalachian State University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Childhood Generalist.


RACE TO THE TOP PRIORITIES


Improving teacher effectiveness and distribution
Implementing standards and assessments
Supporting struggling students
Improving collection and use of data to improve the teacher process


TARGET AUDIENCE


K-3 teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches


OBJECTIVES / LEARNING TARGETS


  • Identify components necessary for supporting early readers
  • Understand how the North Carolina Standard Course of Study is a learning progression that spirals upward
  • Explore Reading 3D data analysis
  • Recognize the need for a common vocabulary in instruction
  • Determine next steps for building a strong literacy program, K-3



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