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Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop

Presented By Lindsey Moses

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Webinar Dates:

Four, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:00pm–5:15pm Eastern Standard Time.

  • Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Monday, February 5, 2018
  • Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Monday, February 26, 2018

Please note that these webinars are all scheduled on Eastern Standard Time. If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


This series is focused on supporting English learners in the reading workshop. It provides a broad introduction to English learners, language proficiency levels, and general ideas for modifications and instructional supports for purposeful literacy instruction. The webinar addresses the structure of the reading workshop and common questions about differentiation and classroom routines. The four sessions include the practical instructional ideas for planning and supporting English learners through each component of the reading workshop: planning units of study, whole-group and small-group instruction, guided learning experiences, and reflection and sharing. Each component of the reading workshop includes a brief overview with relevant and supporting research. This is accompanied by instructional ideas and examples from the classroom implementation. Suggested children's literature titles and student samples are included to support instructional strategies. The classroom examples and instructional ideas will include primary and intermediate classrooms and lessons related to poetry, fiction and informational text. Assessment and differentiation considerations according to language proficiency level are included.

Through demonstration and hands-on practice, participants will learn to analyze results of the assessment and use them to plan power-packed instruction that cater to students' strengths and needs.

The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series:

Session 1 - English Learners and Reading:

Participants will gain a deeper understanding about English learners' background and educational experiences. They will be introduced to the stages of language proficiency and characteristics of English learners at each stage. Participants will be introduced to the top five research-based tips for supporting English learners in a reading workshop.

Session 2 - Structure of the Reading Workshop for English Learners and Planning Units of Study:

Participants will be introduced to the structure of a reading workshop for English learners: units of study, teacher-guided lessons/minilessons, independent reading with choice, small-group instruction and sharing. They will be presented with options for schedules and getting their reading workshop established. Building on this framework, participants will learn about planning units of study, conferring, and assessing English learners in their classrooms.

Session 3 - Whole-Group Anchor Lessons and Guided Learning Experiences:

Participants will understand the purpose for whole-group anchor lessons with read-alouds. Participants will also be introduced to purposeful guided learning experiences during the independent workshop time. Lindsey will present suggestions for planning Whole-Group lessons, including specific ideas for instruction with both primary and intermediate examples of instruction focused on fiction and informational text. Classroom examples and suggested children's literature titles will be included.

Session 4 - Small-Group Instruction, Word Work, Reflection and Sharing:

Participants will understand the purpose for small-group instruction, word work, reflection and sharing. Lindsey will share suggestions for planning Small-Group instructional activities, including specific ideas for instruction with primary and intermediate examples of instruction focused on fiction and informational text. Classroom examples and suggested children's literature titles will be included.


Lindsey Moses is an assistant professor of literacy education at Arizona State University. A former elementary teacher, Lindsey works with classroom teachers across the country supporting the implementation of effective literacy instruction in diverse settings. Her research focuses on elementary literacy instruction and English learners.

Lindsey is the coauthor of Comprehension and English Language Learners and author of Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop, which provides research-based, teacher-tested instruction and differentiation ideas that facilitate success for diverse learners.

Who should participate?

Teachers grades K-6, school and district administrators, literacy coaches, principals, curriculum and instructional leaders.


The cost of this Webinar Series is $199.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $189.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series.


There is no book requirement; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop. If you do not own a copy you may purchase one online here.


Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in.

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Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

01/29/2018-02/26/2018 - Starts January 29, 2018- 4:00-5:15pm EST

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Availability: Available When: 01/29/2018 - 02/26/2018* Where: Online

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