Presenter: Jennifer Leal, TAGT
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Students begin their journey as readers with simple phonic lessons, but even with the apparent ability to read, many grow and struggle to garner meaning from text – a skill that goes far beyond identifying words. Learn how to recognize reading skill gaps and how to teach your gifted students to think critically about the texts they read.

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Have you ever glanced at a piece of mail and known exactly what it was without reading the full text? That skill is part of your schema, the experiences you’ve had and inferences you can make to give meaning to text. Reading is a skill that encompasses far more than phonemic awareness. Learn how to guide your gifted students to create dynamic meaning from their readings.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn to:
  • Understand gifted students’ unique social and emotional needs
  • Teach students to draw from schema and text to create meaning
  • Use running records to hone in on reading problems
Jennifer Leal is a Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Rockwall ISD. She has been in education for 28 years and still enjoys the diversity of working with students, teachers and parents each day. While teaching in Arlington ISD, Ms. Leal was chosen by her faculty members to be challenged and developed in the world of literacy through an organization called The Learning Network.  She went on to work for the Learning Network from 2000-2005 as a facilitator for summer institutes. She recently received her Masters of Education.

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593 reviews for Guided Reading

  1. Leona – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This course reviews strategies that good reading use with an emphasis on how to implement through open ended questioning.

  2. Megan – Private Pay (verified owner)

    I was able to confirm a lot of what I am already doing with my GT students with guided reading as well as take a few ideas back into the classroom this fall.

  3. Melinda – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative and I learned a lot from it

  4. Gabriela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Offered in depth guided reading practices

  5. Anna – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

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  6. Aida – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The training provided good examples of guided reading and other strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.

  7. Vanessa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

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  8. Liza – HUTTO ISD (verified owner)

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  9. Esmeralda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative especially on the use of the running records

  10. Bregitta – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    It was Ok

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