Dear Reading & Writing Workshop Teachers, Interventionists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Teachers, Administrators and any teacher who supports students in becoming better readers & writers,
You have gone ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty for each and every one of your students. And we would like to say THANK YOU for all that you do. To show our appreciation, we are giving back to educators throughout the month of November. You can receive up to 60% off on some of our BEST professional development and classroom resources. You deserve this acknowledgment and appreciation all year long. You are helping to build FUTURE LEADERS every day you enter that classroom. Make every moment count. YOU can do this!
YOU ARE OUR SUPERHERO,
The McGee-Greene Family
Unstoppable Literacy Teacher Club
This club is perfect for any literacy teacher who is tired of being stressed, frustrated, and overwhelmed with the lack of training, resources, and ongoing support for teaching reading & writing, and wants an experienced instructional coach by their side every week offering training, strategies, tools and encouragement.
Every week you will receive:
<<< For every month you purchase, you get to keep access to all the content that is posted in the private Facebook group in a password protected page FOREVER.
Each month there is a new instructional focus that is driven by the club educators. Monthly topics have been related to:
Due to the holiday season, the club doors will re-open to educators on January 6, 2020.
Based on club educators feedback we are excited to announce January's focus:
Getting Ready for Black History Month: Incorporating TRUE Black History that is not being taught in schools into our Literacy Instruction
Was: $47/month Now: $17/month
Strong Start in Reading & Writing Workshop Online Course w/1 month FREE to the Unstoppable Literacy Teacher Club
This course is perfect for any teacher who is newer to reading & writing workshops and wants a strong foundation in how to launch, run, and maintain a successful workshop all year long. Includes 5.5 hours of training with 20 instructional videos or audios by Desirée McGee-Greene, a digital copy of the Guide to Reading & Writing Workshop, 41 downloadable readings, handouts, printables, or templates, and 1 FREE month to the Unstoppable Literacy Teacher Club.
You will learn:
Was: $57 Now: $27
Interview Standout in Literacy Online Course w/1 month FREE to the Unstoppable Literacy Teacher Club
This course is great if you want to feel confident that you know how to teach all parts of reading & writing workshop and balanced literacy to stand out from the rest and get principals excited to hire you.
Includes 4 hours of training with 3 instructional videos or audios by Desirée & Reginald D. McGee, a digital copy of the Guide to Reading & Writing Workshop, 21 downloadable readings, handouts, printables, templates, and anchor chart photos, and 1 FREE month to the Unstoppable Literacy Teacher Club.
In the Overview of Reading & Writing Workshop Training, you will learn:
- The main components of reading & writing workshop structure.
- The structure, timing and main materials you will need to pull off quick, clear and concise mini lessons.
- How to keep your mini lessons short and sweet so that you can meet with more students during independent work time.
- The purpose of independent work time, and what roles and responsibilities the teacher and students have during independent work time that will allow strategies to be taught, practiced, and learned.
- 12 important reasons way you should CONFER with students.
- 3 of the most popular methods of conferring to use when teaching and modeling strategies to students that will help them become stronger readers & writers. You will learn the structure, timing and materials needed to successful deliver instruction with these 3 methods of conferring.
- The differences between strategy groups and guided reading along with the components, timing and materials to teach an effective strategy group lesson.
In the Overview of Balanced Literacy Training, you will learn:
- The difference between traditional read aloud & interactive read aloud.
- What a successful interactive read aloud is.
- The types of texts that make FUN interactive read alouds.
- 5 ways to make a read aloud more interactive.
- What shared reading is and a 5 day lesson plan example that you can follow and use right away in the classroom.
- The teacher's role and the students' roles before, during and after a guided reading lesson.
- Ways to teach spelling besides the typical "give a spelling list at the beginning of the week, memorize the spelling words during the week and take a spelling test on those words at the end of the week." You will learn that spelling is more than just "MEMORIZING WORDS."
- Prompts that you can use to get your students to think deeper about the patterns in words that they see.
- 7 hands-on activities that you can use during word study time to help students identify patterns in words and apply these patterns to unknown words as they read or write.
- What is shared writing and interactive writing and the differences between the two.
- Types of writing that can be created during shared writing and interactive writing.
In the Literacy, General, Instructional Coach Interviewing Strategies, you will learn:
- How to how show knowledge and expertise in what good literacy is by seeing a model of my personal resume.
- 2 online tools that you can use when applying for teaching positions that will show you what keywords are missing in your cover letter and resume.
- From an instructional coach or administrator's perspective, what you should include in your resume that highlights your knowledge in reading & writing workshop, balanced literacy, and/or what it takes to be a great literacy teacher.
- The types of questions many principals ask to see what you know about reading & writing workshop, balanced literacy, classroom management, building relationships, assessment, lesson or curricular planning, and disagreement in the workplace, how you might build trust with teachers, etc.
- The right response that principals, instructional coaches and interview teams are looking for and what NOT to say that will cause them to disregard your interview and move on to another candidate
- What you want to include in your teaching portfolio, online website, PowerPoint presentation, or video that highlights GOOD literacy instruction or what it's going to take to be a great literacy coach.
Was $47 Now: $17
Conferring with Readers & Writers Planning Templates (Digital or Hard Copy Available)
The Conferring Planning Templates is PERFECT for anyone who uses any of the nine types of conferences, wants a note-taking system that not only track student progress in 1-1 conferences, but also in partnerships and small groups, wants a way to collect student data over time to show evidence of progress, and who wants to stay organized and not waste a precious second of instruction during conferring or small group time.
Note-taking Forms for 9 Types of Conferences:
Templates will help you keep track of:
Compliments, teaching points, what you are noticing in the active engagement, what you want to remember to say for the link, next steps, what you notice partnerships doing, goal setting with students, and assess student progress with the strategies they are practicing, and so much more.
There are 5 types of conferring trackers:
- Compliment & Strategy Tracker (To keep track of when you notice compliments and strategies you need to teach)
- Conference Tracker (To keep track of how many times you meet with each student)
- Partnership Tracker (To keep track of compliments, teaching points, and next steps for each partnership)
- Small Group Tracker (To keep track of goals, teaching points, and how students are performing within a group)
- Individual & Group Weekly Weekly Schedule Trackers (To ensure you are meeting with students in a variety of ways such as 1-1, partnership, or small group)
2 Ways to Get the Book:
OPTION 1: If you choose the hard copy version: It's a 32-page spiral bound book with a purple coil, full color hard front, and back cover. Each page is printed on heavy duty cardstock paper for lasting durability as repeated copies are made.
Was: $9.97 Now: $4.97
OPTION 2: If you choose the digital download version: It's a 32- page downloadable PDF that you can access INSTANTLY after you purchase it in our online store.
Was: $19.97 Now: $9.97
Move It, Talk About Boards (12 Pack)
These boards work great to help students talk more about their books in partnerships and book clubs. Each person selects a Post-it that seems especially significant or intriguing and places them in the corners of the board. One person chooses a Post-it to talk about first and move it to the middle of the board. The talk begins as long as possible about that one idea in the middle of the board. Other options: one person lays four of their Post-its in each corner of the board, or partnerships can each choose 2 Post-its to put in the corner of the board.
SIZE OF BOARD: 11x17
Number of Boards per Pack: 12
Was: $12.99 Now: $6.49
Reading Assessment Journey Folders
On the front of each folder, the student's name can go at the top right. Towards the bottom right, there is a box where you can write the name of the school(s) they are or have attended. And now each year the folder is passed up, the next teacher can write their name. This will keep track of all the teachers each student has. For example, let's same we have a 3rd grade student folder being passed up to a 4th grade teacher. What if the teacher has a question about his running record, reading goals, or wants to know more about his strengths and areas of growth as a reader? Now they know exactly who to go and talk to because the name of all the students' previous teachers are listed on the front of this folder. This is great if you are in a school district with several teachers at each grade level.
Both inside pockets give your students a place to keep track of their reading goals based on how they did on their running record assessment. The left pocket is where students set a goal for Quarter 1 & 2; the right pocket is where students set a goal for Quarter 3 & 4. There is a line for grades K-8th grade. So every year, students can continue to set goals and build upon the previous goal that was set. And now, you have a way to group your students and meet with them in a 1-1 conference, partnership, or small group based on similar goals they have set.
On the back of the folder, you have a spot to put the reading instructional level for each student at the end of the school year. This will help the future teacher know where to start assessing them and help them create a weekly conferring schedule or group students based on the reading strategies they need a lot sooner at the beginning of the year.
Also on the back of the folder, you have a spot to write reading goals or strategies you recommend the future teacher review at the beginning of next school year based on where they ended the year with you. For example, if a student ended the school year not proficient in main idea & supporting details or identifying the overall theme or message the author is trying to convey, then that might be a goal you would write in the box for the next teacher.
There will be metal fastener with adhesive that is attached on the inside of the folder on the right side. This fastener will hold all your running record copies A-Z for each student. Now you make all the copies each student will need from the time they start in kindergarten and all they way through until they surpass level Z. They will be organized all in one place and ready for the teacher to do additional running records. No more rushing to the copy machine trying to make running record copies at the last minute; you will be all set for the entire school year. And as you pass the folders up to the next grade level, the next teacher shouldn't have to make copies either.
NOTE: The image to the left is not what the actual folder looks like. It is just to show you how the fastener works inside the folder.
Comes in a variety of colors
0-249 folders: Was: $4.87 each Now: $3.65 each
250-499 folders: Was: $2.27 each Now: $1.70 each
500-999 folders: Was: $1.97 each Now: $1.48 each
1,000-1,499 folders: Was: $1.87 each Now: $1.40 each
1,500-2,499 folders: Was: $1.37 each Now: $1.03 each
2,500-2,999 folders: Was: $1.27 each Now: $0.95 each
10,000 + folders: Was: $1.17 each Now: $0.88 each
300 Reading & Writing Strategies Organizer
This organizer is great for a teacher who uses the 300 Reading Strategies book by Jennifer Serravallo to teach strategies to their students in a strategy group or conference. Some teachers already have this amazing book. But unfortunately that's not all they need to successfully implement the strategies within the book. Teachers also need mentor texts, note-taking forms, weekly schedules, artifacts to leave with students for independent practice, and an efficient way of keeping all of these materials organized to maximize their time with students. This reading strategy binder system will help you stay organized by providing you with tabs and sheet protectors for all 13 goals in the 300 Reading Strategies book. All you have to do is add your lesson plans, mentor texts, mini anchor charts, strategy cards to leave your students, and you are all set!
Inside the 2 inch heavy duty binder you will find:
- Full color inserts on the front cover, spine, and back cover of the binder.
- 13 sheet protectors with tabs to organize the 13 goals listed in the 300 Reading Strategies book by Jennifer Serravallo, strategies and mentor texts. These tabs are already labeled with the goal number for you.
- Each sheet protector has a full color insert to identify each goal.
- You can also place your mentor text inside the sheet protector.
- Additionally, if you have create strategy cards that you give your students during conferences or small group instruction, they can be placed inside the sheet protector too.
- 1 clear pocket to keep sticky notes for marking up mentor texts.
Was: $31.99 Now: $15.99
Reading & Writing Strategy Folders
Our Student Strategies Folder will help students keep track of the strategies you give them so that they can continue to practice them on a daily basis. Not only will these Student Strategies Folders track how your students are progressing with their strategies, but it will also allow students to self-monitor their own learning, set personal goals, and build confidence as a reader or writer.
When you open the 8 1/2 by 11 folder, on the left hand side, are 6 boxes for strategy cards or sticky notes. These are the strategies you have just taught them that they still need to practice on their own. On the right hand side, are also 6 boxes. As students become proficient in the strategies on the left hand side, they move the card or sticky note to the right hand side. The right hand side are all the strategies your students can do independently. NOTE: We highly recommend you laminate the folder. If you use strategy cards, add velcro to the card and to the folder for on-going use.
Reading Strategy Folders