Recorded  READ-VISING Webinar Series:  Merging  and Scaffolding Revising and Reading in an ELAR World

Recorded READ-VISING Webinar Series: Merging and Scaffolding Revising and Reading in an ELAR World

  • $25.00

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The benefit of recorded webinars is that it allows your summer to be flexible and gives you the opportunity to watch the videos at a time and place that is convenient for you, NOT tie up an entire week where you are chained to a live  and sometimes monotonous, boring inservice, feeling like you would rather be investing your time and energy with family, friends or simply alone relaxing!

In this video  series, you will learn how to combine teaching revising for improving content with Reading Content for Comprehension for 3rd-10th grade teachers over a period of the 3 to 4 weeks,   By the time the webinar is over, you will receive dozens of videos and hundreds of practical strategies to add to your Reading and Revising Teaching Toolbox! Webinar will be divided into 10 parts with dozens of video links averaging about 15 minutes to an hour in length and spread out over several weeks this summer.  

Revising strategies for webinar series will be geared and scaffolded for students who are behind in reading ability by modeling each type of revising and related reading questions by level of difficulty from easiest to most difficult:

1 Reading/Revising -  Using the Title, instructions, and organization of a selection or passage to understand its topic and focus/main idea

2. Revising - removing and replacing words, phrases or sentences that are too vague with those that  add clarity and are more specific/precise to the topic, applying dictionary and thesaurus skills to both reading and revising

     Reading- Word Meaning based on context of a sentence or paragraph, mult-meaning words, homophones, synonyms, and antonyms, applying the understanding prefixes and suffixes to the meaning of a word

3. Revising - Adding a transition word or phrase to the beginning of a sentence      that connects it to the previous sentence, adding a transition sentence between paragraphs that creates a flow and smooth organization from one to the other

     Reading - Transitions related to cause and effect, compare and contrast, conflict/resolution, positive/negative, same/different, reason for a character's actions/reactions, comparing and contrasting the elements of a poem, understanding the purpose of the structure of a poem/selection

 4. Best revision of a sentence/changing the organization or order of the words around

Reading- Why a sentence was written specific way, How the use of punctuation is used in a passage to make a point or reflect an idea

5.  Revising -Combining two sentences without causing repetition, a run-on, fragment, or changing the meaning/content

Some focus will be given to sentences with double subjects or predicates and combining short or medium sentences with longer ones, dependent clauses joined with independent clauses using a comma, and using coordinating conjunctions to create compound sentences.

Reading - why a sentence, paragraph, selection, or section was included in a passage

 6,  Revising- Adding a sentence to strengthen a paragraph

Reading - Understanding the use of imagery, setting, or figurative language to strengthen a paragraph,  how an author uses the stanzas of a poem to appeal to the senses of the reader, how an author uses rhyming in poetry to express a thought or idea 

7.  Adding a sentence to support a sentence or a paragraph, Moving a sentence in a box to the correct place in a paragraph

Adding a sentence to close a paragraph, close a conclusion, passage. or paper, 

Reading- Inferring, drawing between the lines/drawing conclusions based on text or information presented in a box, why an author closes a paragraph or passage a certain way,  determining the sequence of events/timeline/steps, comparing and contrasting images, purpose of a picture, map, captions, photograph, or lists in a selection, drawing a conclusion based on a pair of passages, how a conclusion in a passage is like the laces that TIES the shoe and the selection together, Using a box sentence in one passage to find a similar one in its paired passage

8. Revising - Removing a sentence that is extraneous or causes repetition in a paragraph

Reading -  Why is repetition purposely included in a reading passage, Paired Passage  What is included in one passage but not in the other/contrasting content across selections/genres, why author's directions are including in a play

9. Revising/Reading Understanding how the author's purpose/point of view, perspective, and plot contribute to a paragraph or passage, what sentence can be added to maintain a consistent point of view

Reading/Revising  Understanding/inferring why a character feels a certain way at different points in a selection and how he shows his feelings with facial expressions, actions, dialogue, said words used/tag, and body language. tone, motto, and mood in a passage based on content, point of view, perspective, and priorities of a character in a selection, fact versus opinion, Undertstanding the reason behind varying interactions between characters, why a specific character is included in a passage/selection

 10.  Revising - adding a sentence that creates a topic sentence/main idea of a paragraph, focus of a paper  or a central idea/controlling idea, thesis, or position to a passage

Reading -  understanding the title of a section/selection,  recognizing a recurring idea in a passage, finding the main idea/theme/message/lesson or summary/SOMEary of a section, selection, paragraph, poem, article, or passage

Purchase will include all videos, handouts, a digital copy of our most recent
version of ELAR Binder, folders, graphic organizers, a certificate of ELAR
training/staff development with the total # of online training/staff development hours and ongoing online/email support for the entire school year.





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