The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
Planning for your Next Fiction Story or Book in the Elementary Grades

Dates: April 25, 2024
Instructor: Danielle Ngo, MA
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: K-5
Price: $120

All students benefit from explicit comprehension instruction in order to become proficient readers of grade-specific fiction texts including chapter books, short stories, narrative essays, and read alouds. Learn how to plan daily lessons that incorporate oral language skills, background knowledge, vocabulary, and story structure to support robust comprehension.

  • Execute a systematic process for planning and delivering lessons within a gradual release framework
  • Analyze text elements and learn to use story grammar frames effectively
  • Plan questions and annotations for comprehension monitoring
  • Identify and plan different types of vocabulary instruction
  • Capitalize on knowledge activation and knowledge building opportunities
  • Incorporate strategies for eliciting and writing chapter reviews and summaries
  • Spring Course
  • WI Virtual