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9 Ways for “Strategic” Teachers to Support Struggling Readers in Content Classrooms Grades 6-12

November 19, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Register early! The discount rate of $180.00 per person will apply if you are registered by October 20, 2014.


The overall goal of this workshop is to show content teachers how to become “strategic” teachers who know and systematically use an impactful assortment of research-based literacy strategies to make informational texts more accessible to their students.

Participants will:

  • Identify the strategies used by proficient readers and learn how to teach them to all students
  • Learn practical, ready-to-use strategies to be implemented with students before, during, and after reading
  • Explore the relationship between vocabulary, reading, and writing
  • Incorporate highly effective strategies to help students learn and remember content vocabulary
  • Access writing strategies that help students to process and demonstrate their understanding of what they read
  • Complete a Literacy Lesson Plan Template to use as a model in future planning
  • Create an action plan to ensure the successful implementation of the strategies learned
The workshop is based on Elaine McEwan’s book 40 Ways to Support Struggling Readers in Content Classrooms, grades 6-12 (Corwin 2007), which will be provided to each participant. The workshop is aligned with the new College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for English Language Arts and Content Literacy.


Intended Audience:

  • Content teachers, grades 6-12
  • Literacy leaders
  • Curriculum leaders
  • Principals

Featured Workshop Facilitator

Allyson BurnettAllyson Burnett, M.Ed. and certified reading specialist, is a retired teaching veteran with twenty years of experience in the classroom and an additional ten years in instructional leadership. In the past six years, Allyson has traveled all over the country as an independent consultant addressing a variety of areas of needs.
Using her personal experiences and her depth of research-based knowledge, Allyson has presented at regional, state, and national conventions, most recently at the TASSP Convention in Austin, Texas, as a featured speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series.
Allyson has specialized in helping schools successfully implement literacy strategies into the classrooms of all contents. Allyson’s passion and expertise is in working with teachers to help them become experts at making text accessible to students in their content.
Allyson has coauthored a comprehension workbook for grades 4-8, The Reading Puzzle, as well as the newly released 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Capitol View Center, 70 W. County Road B2, Little Canada MN 55117


$210.00 per person (lunch and book included).
Register early! The discount rate of $180.00 per person will apply if you are registered by October 20, 2014.

Continuing Education Units and Administrative Renewal Units: 6 hours

Limited space available. REGISTER ONLINE AT www.prepcenter.org
Registration will remain posted online until November 11 unless the workshop fills to capacity.

Credit cards are the preferred method of payment.

For non-credit card payment: After you register online, please forward a check payable to Intermediate District 287 or a purchase order so we may invoice your district (P.O. number can be entered online at time of registration to save time and postage.) Send check or purchase order to:
Rosemarie Valencour, Grants and Research Office
Intermediate District 287
1820 North Xenium Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
Important: Please include your name, site, and workshop title.

For registration questions, email Rosemarie Valencour at rkvalencour@district287.org

If you find you cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. We accept early cancellations (e-mail these messages to rkvalencour@district287.org). NOTE: No-shows and cancellation e-mails received after November 14, 2014 will result in billing for your full registration fee.

GRO Contact: Duane Udstuen, Applying Research-to-Practice Consultant: dhudstuen@district287.org.


November 19, 2014
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Capitol View Center
70 W. County Road B2
Little Canada, MN 55117 United States
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Grants and Research Office (GRO)