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

Paraprofessional Literacy Academy: Cozy Up to Reading Comprehension
Hours: 5.50 / Tuition: $0 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $25.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25
Instructor: Paulene Roberson
Date: 1/25/2023 Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: - Oconee RESA Training Center Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 1/19/2023


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.


January: Cozy Up to Reading Comprehension

In this PL, participants will:

=     Develop learning experiences that include all three phases of reading to support students in understanding text.

=     Create successful think-alouds that model reading comprehension for their students.

=     Use strategies to strengthen their students' reading comprehension of fiction and nonfiction reading materials

=     Use a variety of genres to teach reading comprehension

=     Understand how to incorporate before, during and after reading strategies that improve reading comprehension

=     Identify and explicitly teach essential reading comprehension skills as part of guided reading

=     Develop their students' background knowledge essential to reading comprehension

=     Strengthen reading comprehension through effective vocabulary development as a part of guided reading instruction

=     Plan guided reading lessons that can help strengthen their students' reading comprehension

=     Incorporate reading comprehension instruction as part of their balanced reading program


Target Audience:  Classroom Teachers, Instructional Facilitators/Coaches

Class Notes

 Class 5 of 5



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