Magnetic Reading Grades 3–5 Professional Development Course Descriptions

Our professional learning is centered in developing educators’ capacity to implement key instructional moves that unlock Magnetic Reading’s potential to transform reading classrooms.

Engaging Readers with Grade-Level Texts Course

Magnetic Reading is built to engage all Grades 3–5 students in grade-level reading.

During this introductory course, educators explore how Magnetic Reading engages readers and develops comprehension skills through a content-rich curriculum and rigorous data-informed instruction that is accessible to all learners. They examine the unit structure and lesson design as well as opportunities to monitor and assess student performance.

Outcome
Utilize program resources to effectively plan and implement Magnetic Reading lessons that support all students in engaging with grade-level texts.

Format
Computer and web access are strongly recommended. This session may be delivered virtually or in person.

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

Using i-Ready Data to Inform Magnetic Reading Instruction Tailored Support

Educators examine how the i-Ready Grade-Level Scaffolding report provides information about text and skills readiness for a specific Magnetic Reading lesson and begin planning instructional next steps to help support all students in engaging with grade-level instruction.

Outcome
Use information and resources from the i-Ready Grade-Level Scaffolding report to support all students in engaging with Magnetic Reading instruction.

Format
Computer and web access are strongly recommended. This session may be delivered virtually or in person.

Audience
This session is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

Scaffolding Comprehension with Grade-Level Texts Tailored Support

Magnetic Reading is built on the belief that all students deserve access to high-quality, grade-level texts. To support students in accessing these challenging texts, Magnetic Reading provides a variety of scaffolding opportunities. Teachers explore the embedded supports and additional scaffolding resources that allow all students to participate in grade-level instruction.

Outcome
Utilize embedded supports and additional scaffolding resources to support all students in accessing Magnetic Reading text and instruction.

Format
Computer and web access are strongly recommended. This session may be delivered virtually or in person.

Audience
This session is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

Building Background Knowledge Tailored Support

Educators examine the relationship between background knowledge and reading comprehension and explore how Magnetic Reading supports students in developing and accessing this essential knowledge as they engage with grade-level texts.

Outcome
Use program resources to support students in building and accessing background knowledge they can apply as they engage with Magnetic Reading texts.

Format
Computer and web access are strongly recommended. This session may be delivered virtually or in person.

Audience
This session is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

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