Lester Laminack Summer Institute: Reading, Writing and Word Study Workshop (Grades K-8)

Featuring Lester Laminack and the Literacy Center Staff

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Oshkosh
1 N Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Convention Center
8/8/2017 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Check in opens at 8 a.m.
8/9/2017 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Lester Laminack will make visible the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing through the idea of “flipsides;” how a reader’s insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa.  Discover fresh new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that your students will be excited about and deeply understand. Based upon Lester's book, Writers ARE Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction Into Writing Opportunities.

The Ultimate Read – Aloud Resource: Making Every Moment Intentional and Instructional With Best Friend Books
Lester will share guidelines, lessons, and resources that will be sure to make every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional. Central to his message is the value and importance of “Best Friend Books” – a small, carefully-curated collection used repeatedly for specific teaching purposes.

Lester Laminack is Professor Emeritus of Elementary and Middle Grades Education at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He is an award-winning author of children’s books and professional publications, as well as an acclaimed educator and consultant, working with teachers in schools throughout the United States.

Day 2: August 9


Featuring the CESA 6 Literacy Center Coordinators

Reading, Writing and Word Study Sessions The Literacy Center professionals will present four, hour-long sectionals:

Session 1
a) Reader’s Notebook (Gr. 3-8)
b) Conferring in Writing (Gr. 3-8)
c) Word Study (Gr. K–8)

Session 2
a) Writer’s Notebook (Gr. 3-8)
b) 5 tips for Increasing Engagement in Reading and Writing (Gr. K-8)
c) Grammar Lessons Inside Writer’s Workshop (Gr. K–8)

Session 3
a) Leadership Strategies: Supporting Reading and Writing Workshop Implementation (Gr. K-8)
b) Structures for Small Group Reading Instruction: Each Serves a Different Level of Support (Gr. K-2)
c) Small-group Reading Strategy Lessons (Gr. K–5)

Session 4
a) Four Types of Mini Lessons in Writing (Gr. K-8)
b) Structures for Small Group Reading Instruction: Each Serves a Different Level of Support (Gr. 3-8)
c) Guided Reading K – 2

Participants will choose their desired sectional topics when they register.












Graduate Credit (Optional): 1 grad credit will be available through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for an additional cost of $200 (payable to the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh).  Information about the graduate credit registration and course work will be shared on day 1 of this workshop.


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.