Guided Reading

Guided Reading


Presenter: Jennifer Leal, TAGT
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Students begin their journey as readers with simple phonic lessons, but even with the apparent ability to read, many grow and struggle to garner meaning from text – a skill that goes far beyond identifying words. Learn how to recognize reading skill gaps and how to teach your gifted students to think critically about the texts they read.

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Have you ever glanced at a piece of mail and known exactly what it was without reading the full text? That skill is part of your schema, the experiences you’ve had and inferences you can make to give meaning to text. Reading is a skill that encompasses far more than phonemic awareness. Learn how to guide your gifted students to create dynamic meaning from their readings.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn to:
  • Understand gifted students’ unique social and emotional needs
  • Teach students to draw from schema and text to create meaning
  • Use running records to hone in on reading problems
Jennifer Leal is a Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Rockwall ISD. She has been in education for 28 years and still enjoys the diversity of working with students, teachers and parents each day. While teaching in Arlington ISD, Ms. Leal was chosen by her faculty members to be challenged and developed in the world of literacy through an organization called The Learning Network.  She went on to work for the Learning Network from 2000-2005 as a facilitator for summer institutes. She recently received her Masters of Education.

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