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Guided Reading and Strategy Groups: Meeting the Needs of Learners Through Small Group Instruction, Grades 1-6

Facilitator(s): Paddy Zadunayski
Date:November 08, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-LI-023

Target Audience

Grades 1-6 Literacy Teachers

About this learning opportunity

Are you trying to meet the needs of all learners in your classroom?

Guided reading and strategy groups offer you a way to meet diverse learning needs through small group instruction and engage all students.

This session will cover the basics of small group instruction including organizing, managing and implementing effective and focused guided reading and strategy group lessons. Some time will also be spent looking at how to use data to help group students and plan for instruction.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Paddy Zadunayski, M.Ed. is currently the Coordinator of Literacy for Pembina Hills Public Schools.

Paddy has worked for the division for more than 30 years. Her classroom experience spans from grades one to nine. She has been a school based administrator, working as the associate principal of a large elementary school for five years. Paddy also served as an AISI Lead Teacher responsible for providing in-services for K-6 English and French Immersion teachers and as the Literacy and Assessment Coach for subsequent AISI projects.

Paddy holds a B.Ed and an M.Ed in Elementary Education. Her masters’ studies focused on Early Literacy Development, with a specialization in reading assessment and support.

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