Study Series Session 7: Go Farther with Independent Reading


Reaching Independent Reading’s Full Potential

Dr. Chantal Francois, co-author of Catching Up On Conventions, and Heather Rocco, awarding winning English supervisor—both TheEdCollab Network Members—will lead this session on reflecting on your independent reading practice and going further to make this time vibrant, responsive, and effective. Research is clear: time reading, in texts students are engaged in and are appropriately challenging, move reading achievement forward. While simply providing time to read is an essential classroom practice to support student achievement, there are many ways to make this time even more effective. Students can disengage, fake read, or simply not practice skills to their greatest potential. Chantal and Heather will share multiple strategies and structures for helping you run (and get the most from) a choice reading time in your classroom. Drawing on work across grade levels, as well as research-driven methods, learn how to design teaching to match student needs. Along the way, the session will answer some of your most pressing classroom challenges, using real-school examples. When we design our independent reading time, in service of our readers, incredible growth is possible!

Standards-aligned: CCSS R1-10; Danielson: 1, 2a-b, 3, 4a, d-e; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity

Each session is linked to professional and learning standards. As every district is different, crosswalk these between your own standards for alignment or contact us with questions.

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Registration levels:

  • Regular Price: $49/session
  • Discount: $39/session discount for 3 or more single Sessions in one purchase
  • Full Year: $29/session (at $348 for the year).  Plus a 15% discount on 5 or more Full Year orders!
  • GO FARTHER: A Full Year subscription is INCLUDED for all Virtual Think Tank members!

Sessions are tagged with the following Professional and Learning Standards, (we suggest you correlate these to any local standards you may be using): Danielson Framework For Teaching; Common Core State Standards for ELAISTE [Technology] Standards


Benefits for Registered Members

All sessions are designed for K-12 educators, coaches, and administrators supporting reading and writing development in their school.

Single Session members:

  •  Online, interactive Session led by inspiring content experts
  •   Related Resources curated by presenters
  •   Session recording on-demand until June 30
  •   Share your screen with colleagues from your school
  •  Rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise student achievement
  •  Registered members receive a Professional Development Certificate for all completed sessions

Full Year Series members:

  •  Have access to ALL 12 Sessions and recordings at the greatest discount (only $29/session)