July 10, 2012

Reading Professional Development at Home!

Free Webinar: 
Using Graphic Organizers to Create Reading Mini Lessons

July 12th, 2012,  8:00 p.m. EST

Register Now!

How would you like to attend a teacher workshop from the comfort of your own home and receive credit for it? Even better, what if that session promised to be both fun and FREE?

Attend my upcoming live interactive webinar, Using Graphic Organizers to Create Reading Mini Lessons, and you'll be able to download a free certificate of attendance after the session! Whether or not your school system will accept the certificate for an hour of professional development remains to be seen, but it won't hurt to give it a try. You can always keep the certificate for your teaching portfolio, to meet teacher evaluation requirements, or as evidence towards National Board Certification. Even if your district will not accept the certificate, you'll have a great time interacting with other teachers and learning new strategies to prepare you for the coming year.
Note: The attendance certificate is only available to those who attend the live session on Thursday. It will not be available for those who watch the recording later.

Webinar Overview
image of Graphic Organizers for Reading In this session I'll share strategies for using graphic organizers to teach reading mini lessons. First, we'll explore how to create effective reading lessons and mini lessons.Then we'll dig into the Common Core Reading Standards for grades 2 through 6 to see how easy is to create lessons for informational text and literature. Participants will receive a free set of handouts after the session that include Common Core charts to connect the standards at each grade level with appropriate graphic organizers. One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of my book Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core.

Attend Live Session or Watch Recording
You will need to register in order to attend the session because that's how you'll receive the URL of the meeting room. It will be sent out about 30 minutes prior to the session. If you can't attend the live session on Thursday, July 12th, you can still register so you'll receive the link to the webinar recording later. However, the attendance certificate is only available to those who attend the live session. Also, the book giveaway will take place during the live session and you do have to be present to win. A discount code for 25% off Graphic Organizers for Reading and other items totaling at least $19.00 will be given out during the session and it will expire on July 15th. If  you watch the recording, be sure to watch it before the end of that day! 

I'm excited about this upcoming session! Last night I did a practice session with my moderators, Peggy George and Francie Kugelman, and they gave me some great feedback and suggestions. I know you'll love what we've planned, and I hope you'll join us on Thursday! Register now!


  1. I'm just stopping by to say what an amazing gift your blog and resources are! You must be a force of nature. Thanks for everything you do and then share so generously.

    The Corner On Character

  2. Thanks for the kind words! I hope you'll attend the webinar on Thursday!