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Reading Strategies for the Classroom: The K-6 Teachers Toolbox for Making All Students Skilled Readers

Andrea Boden
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Teachers can change the direction of lives.

And when it comes to reading the stakes are high. Kids who struggle to read are more likely to drop out of school, end up in the criminal justice system, and live in poverty. But your classroom is full of kids who read at a variety of skill levels.

And kids can struggle with reading in different ways, making your goal of great teaching for all students seem like an impossible task. It can leave you feeling ineffective, powerless and fearful that the kids you love will fail to have the bright futures they deserve.

Whether you’re a classroom education teacher, special education teacher or specialist, this training will quickly and easily give you the tools and strategies you need to transform the kids in your classroom into successful readers who believe in themselves!

In just one day you’ll be given an effective process to follow so you can:

Successfully work with kids at every reading level

Teach comprehension, vocabulary, inference, and other reading skills better than ever before

Quickly pinpoint reading problems and know how to correct them

Crack the code to developing kids who read with total confidence

Expertly engage students who want to give up on reading If you only attend one continuing education program this year make it this one!

Give yourself the gift of joy as you watch the lights go on in your students’ heads and know they are headed for a brighter future!

Sign up today!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.

Illinois Educators


6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.


After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form found on the “materials” tab. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee (if not already paid with, and in addition, to your registration fee) to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.

Montana Educators

This program is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.

New York Educators

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.

Texas Educators

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours. 

School Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Andrea Boden, EdS, NCSP, is a project manager with the University of Nebraska’s Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. Her extensive work in the area of teaching reading and literacy includes serving as a former director of assessment and reading coordinator K-6 for Gering Public Schools, reforming a K-6 reading program that impacts 1100 students each year, and building a comprehensive system for education in four schools in northeastern Australia that was later replicated in additional schools.

In her current role, she works closely with the Nebraska Department of Education to develop plans for implementing Nebraska’s Multi-tiered System of Support that empowers schools to support and prepare all students for success by systematically delivering a range of high-quality instruction tailored to meet their needs. Her work has a primary focus of getting evidence-based practices deeply implemented in schools, ensuring better outcomes for students.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Andrea Boden is a project manager with the University of Nebraska’s Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Andrea Boden has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Additional Info

Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Fun with Literacy, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindfulness Skills for Kids, please visit our product store.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Establish what Implementation Science Research is and why it matters with regards to effective reading instruction.
  2. Communicate the underlying essential elements of all effective reading instruction: Deliver and relationships.
  3. Characterize how recent research on phonemic Awareness and Phonics shows how these elements of reading can be more effectively taught, assessed, and intensified.
  4. Support how fluency can be improved through oral repetition.
  5. Specify which strategies make the biggest impact on reading comprehension.
  6. Articulate how background knowledge impacts reading and how we address this issue, measure it, and intensify when needed.


When We Know Better, We Do Better: The Science of Reading Instruction and Implementation

  • The science informing reading acquisition
  • Research findings of the National Reading Panel
  • How to fit best practices into daily routines
  • Tools to gather implementation data

Delivery and Relationship: Build the Foundation of Great Reading Instruction

  • 7 critical components of reading
  • Effective reading instruction beyond the “Big 5”
  • A process for pinpointing reading deficit areas
  • Monitoring implementation and student progress

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics: Proven Practices to Get Students Off to A Quicker Start

  • Teach single letter-sound relationships
  • Sound structures and complex work parts
  • Connect sounds to letters and letter clusters
  • Phonics activities for the classroom

Better Vocabulary Instruction: Science Backed Strategies that Work

  • How to assess vocabulary
  • Association techniques
  • Enhance vocabulary through root word meanings
  • Teaching context clues

Must-Have Techniques for Improved Fluency

  • How to assess reading fluency
  • Build fluency through oral repetition
  • The best fluency techniques for beginners
  • Effective techniques for struggling readers
  • Systematic progress monitoring

Reading Comprehension: Simple and Effective Strategies for Greater Comprehension

  • How to improve the recall of information
  • Asking and answering questions about the text
  • Cooperative learning strategies for the classroom
  • Comprehension monitoring

Build Background Knowledge: How Knowing About a Topic Makes Better Readers

  • How background knowledge relates to vocabulary and comprehension
  • Measuring background knowledge
  • Categorize words for greater vocabulary development
  • Contrasts and analogies to build background knowledge
  • Topic focused reading strategies

Target Audience

  • Teachers in grades pre-school through 6th grade
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Reading Specialists/Staff Literacy Coordinators
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum and Assessment Directors
  • Special Education Directors
  • School Psychologists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Anyone involved with ensuring students learn how to read at a proficient level

This session will apply to participants that work in public schools, private schools, charter schools, and any other setting where students are learning how to read. 


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