Middle school is a critical period for students facing reading difficulties. It is in grades six through eight that struggling readers may fall seriously behind their peers, jeopardizing their chances for success in high school and beyond. Yet, despite the importance of their task, middle school teachers are often forced to use reading curricula that are outdated, impractical, or simply do not work.
During this three-day conference, Dr. Anita Archer will help participants master the most current research-validated strategies for increasing fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and decoding skills.
Dr. Archer serves as an educational consultant to school districts on effective reading and writing instruction, classroom management, and design of effective literacy programs. She is nationally known for her work on instructional procedures and design and is the recipient of eight Outstanding Educator awards. In addition, Dr. Archer has taught at San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon.
July 7–9, 2014
8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Tempe
1600 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Register for this conference at the ADE Events Registration page.
For more information about either conference, contact Linda Mosteller at Linda.Mosteller@azed.gov.
Materials for this conference can be downloaded below:
- Scaffolding Comprehension of Informational Text
- Observation: Delivery of Instruction
- Engagement in Intermediate and Secondary Classes
- Strategic Instruction for Building Fluency
- Improving Academic Vocabulary
- Writing Instruction: Examples
- Scaffolding Writing Instruction for Student Success
- Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers: A Practice Brief
- Struggling Readers Institute — Big Picture
- Short Writing Often — Not Just Long Writing Seldom
- Writing Frames
- Fluency — Handwriting and Typing
- Graphic Organizers – Template
- Graphic Organizers – Example
- Vocabulary Logs
- Word Study: Struggling Older Students