Pre-Conference Work - ELA: Data Driven Instruction

The goal of the PowerPoints and articles is to orient teachers to the topics we will address on November 30 and December 1 in Saratoga Springs. During the workshops, teachers will practice instructional techniques to address students’ needs, based on EasyCBM assessment results, in the areas of phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondence, word reading, and passage reading fluency.

  1. Distribute the 2 articles: Targeting the Problem and English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction.
    1. During each audio PowerPoint presentation, I refer to sections of these two articles.
  2. View the PowerPoints in this order:
    1. Phonological Awareness (26 minutes)
    2. Phonics (30 minutes)
    3. Fluency (16 minutes)
    Additional readings for those who want more information
  • Phonological Awareness (this is a lengthy article with many suggested strategies)
  • Phonics (one-page tip sheet for letter-sound strategies)
  • Fluency