IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
Often times, students are grouped together because they read at the same "level." But do those readers need the same instruction? Not always! Two readers reading at the same level could have very different strengths and weaknesses as readers. The running record provides a detailed map of what the reader does well and what he or she needs. We will review recording the record itself and then look at the three big components of the record: accuracy, fluency and comprehension to plan for instruction. Teachers will come away with a strong understanding of how to use running records to personalize instruction for every reader as well as a variety of strategies to strengthen accuracy, fluency and comprehension.
Nicole Outsen is the Literacy Coach and Title I Coordinator at Seacoast Charter School. She works with teachers and students across grade levels to delve more deeply into literacy practices to help all students be successful. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years in New York City and New Hampshire and has been a Literacy Coach/Specialist for 8 years. She has presented at national conferences, been featured in an Annenberg Foundation professional development series on the Writing Workshop, supervised UNH interns, instructed at UNH's summer Writer's Academy for Young Writers, provided in house professional development credit courses, and authored "Comprehension Strategies All Readers Need."