PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

Lori is available to speak at conferences or other professional development events for educators.

Here are some of Lori’s most popular presentation topics and themes. Presentations may be combined and extended to suit your time frame, from 60 minutes to half-day or full day.

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Please contact Lori to customize a program for your professional development needs.

KEYNOTES AND GENERAL SESSIONS

Vulnerable Learners: “With Promise” not “At Risk”

The Comprehension Connection:  Fantastic Five Strategies

Balancing Literacy Instruction

Writing All Day Long

PRESENTATIONS FOR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS

Read, Write, Play, Learn:  Literacy Instruction in Today’s Kindergarten

WRITE from the Start in Kindergarten

Floating on a Sea of Talk

Learning to Read by Reading: Shared and Guided Reading in Kindergarten

PRESENTATIONS FOR K-3 TEACHERS

Guiding Readers:  Making the Most of the 18 Minute Small Group Lesson

Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Beginning Writing

The Wonder of Words:  Vocabulary and Oral Language Development

Managing Small Group Reading Instruction

PRESENTATIONS FOR GRADES 4-8 TEACHERS

Struggling Readers:  Why Band-aids Don’t Stick and Worksheets Don’t Work

From Emoticons to Essays:  Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Writing

Is that a Fact?  Strategies for Reading and Writing Nonfiction Texts

Writing about Reading:  The Broccoli of Literacy