Serving the counties of Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Putnam, Washington & Wilkinson

Paraprofessional Literacy Academy: The Gift of Read-Alouds
Hours: 5.50 / Tuition: $0 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $25.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25
Instructor: Paulene Roberson
Date: 12/14/2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: - Oconee RESA Training Center Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 12/1/2022


Course Description

Paraprofessional Literacy Academy

This professional learning pathway was created to support the paraprofessional in acquiring foundational skills in Literacy to support reading development for grades K-2. At the onset of the series, paras will be introduced to the pillars of reading comprehension, skills concepts, and concrete strategies through theoretical lessons and application into classrooms.


December: The Gift of Read-Alouds (Fluency)

In this PL, participants will:

=     Define fluency and distinguish between the three components of reading fluency.

=     Explain why reading fluency is important and conceptualize it within the process of reading.

=     Identify how various mechanics in the reading process contribute to fluent reading.

=     Address misconceptions around fluency assessment and will be equipped to assess reading fluency in their own settings.

=     Understand the types of activities involved for building fluency and be able to determine which activities meet the needs of learners in their classroom.

=     Describe the relationship between reading aloud to students and listening comprehension, vocabulary, and language skills

=     Model ability to read aloud to students to enhance critical thinking, personal reflection, empathy and imagination

=     Develop a plan for read-alouds using the K3 START Read framework and lesson planning sheet

=     Apply engaging activities that are related to their read-alouds throughout the day

=     Use practical ideas to teach and model comprehension strategies during read-aloud times


Target Audience:  Classroom Teachers, Instructional Facilitators/Coaches


Class Notes

 Class 4 of 5


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