Ready® Reading and Ready Writing Professional Development Course Descriptions

Our Ready courses address a set of common learning outcomes and are designed specifically for teachers and coaches who are new to Ready.

Deeper Reading with Ready Reading

(Grades K–8) Ready Reading helps all readers learn the right strategies to derive meaning from complex texts.

Prepares educators to implement Ready Reading as part of an overall reading program to build students’ capacity to deeply comprehend texts across multiple genres. Participants learn how to use strategies like instructional routines to support rich classroom conversations and develop persistent, confident readers through a developmentally appropriate, student-engaged experience of reading, thinking, talking, and writing.

Outcomes:

  • Implement Ready Reading to provide targeted support for comprehension of complex texts.
  • Use strategies like Academic Talk routines to foster student engagement.
  • Plan a day and a week of instruction using Ready Reading and the Ready Teacher Toolbox.

Format

Computer and web access are strongly recommended for Ready Teacher Toolbox access.

Audience

This course is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

Developing Writers with Ready Writing

(Grades 2–5) Ready Writing demystifies the writing process and prepares students to move from quick writes to longer-form writing across genres.

Participants learn how they can use Ready Writing lessons and instructional strategies such as mentor texts to teach students how to “read to write” by building knowledge through research, cite text-based evidence, and approach writing as a tool for clarifying thinking and communicating persuasively.

Outcomes:

  • Implement Ready Writing either with Ready Reading or on its own.
  • Unpack the multistep writing process.
  • Plan for a day and a week of Ready Writing instruction, including how to abbreviate lessons as needed.

Format

Computer and web access are strongly recommended for Ready Teacher Toolbox access.

Audience

This course is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

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