Project Read: Written Expression (Framing Your Thoughts)

Dates: August 2, 3, 2016
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

The Written Expression curriculum by Language Circle Enterprises focuses on the art of sentence and paragraph development, using multisensory activities and sequential instruction to develop the basic skills of writing. Activities center on 8 graphic symbols that explain sentence structure in a concrete manner. These activities evolve sequentially from simple to complex sentence-building, and ultimately to paragraph composition. The Framing Your Thoughts Sentence Structure program is a sequential and systematic method, designed to help students construct and design thoughtful and creative sentences.The Framing Your Thoughts Applied Writing program transfers sentence structure to paragraph development. This program can be used at any grade level in a Tier 1, 2 or 3 setting. The Written Expression curriculum is for grades K-6 and for older students who struggle with writing.

Learning outcomes include:
• Knowledge of the connection between FYT and the ELA MA common core frameworks
• Knowledge of sentence structure and paragraph structure as taught to students
• Knowledge of the various genres/text structures for writing as taught to students
• Knowledge of the stages of the writing process
• Knowledge of the use of rubrics for assessing writing and identifying teaching points
• Knowledge of the various graphic organizers available and their uses
• Understand the importance of vocabulary to writing


Important Information:

COST:
$575. Includes AM breakfast foods, lunch, and materials. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

PDPs:
14 Professional Development Points

INCLUDED MATERIALS:
Framing Your Thoughts Sentence Structure Guide, Sentence Structure DVD, Applied Writing Guide, Applied Writing DVD, Active Participation Packet ($270.00 value).

ENROLLMENT:
Register Early - Limited Enrollment

LOCATION:
The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
July 14, 2016

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

CONFIRMATION/DIRECTIONS:
Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.


THE PRESENTER:
Jill Pompi, Ed.S, is currently a Director of Curriculum for a school district in Massachusetts, an adjunct instructor for Simmons College, and a National Consultant for Language Circle/Project Read. A former Title I Director, Literacy Coach and elementary school teacher for Grades 1-5, Jill has 27 years experience in teaching literacy to children. Jill co wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Research in Education and has given presentations about Action Research in the Classroom, School Climate, RtI, Literacy Coaching, Differentiated Instruction and the Five Components of Reading Instruction. Jill has completed the Orton Gillingham Associate Level training, is Wilson Level 1 Certified, is a trainer for Keys to Literacy and is a National Trainer for Language Circle Project Read and trains in all strands of the program across the United States. Jill earned her Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Reading Specialist Certification at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and her Education Specialist Degree at Simmons College. She was recognized as 2015 Berkshire County Educator of the Year. Currently, Jill is enrolled in a Licensure Program for Building and District Level Administration and will complete the program in July 2016.