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Monday, October 7 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Primary Personalized Learning Reading Foundation Skills LIMITED

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Overwhelmed by the diverse needs of all your students? We have been there! We've had years when some of our students were struggling to understand prefixes and suffixes while others were still learning the letters of the alphabet! We found teaching lessons to the whole class to be ineffective for almost everyone, but when we shifted to a more personalized approach, we found it difficult to organize and track what every student needed to work on to improve their reading abilities. We didn't just want to give our students worksheets, busy work, or stick them on a computer - we wanted to provide them with hands-on educational experiences targeting the specific skills they needed to learn.

Our solution? The Primary Personalized Learning curriculum. It is a collection of hands-on activities, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, that target specific pre-reading and reading skills. We created a quick assessment tool for each skill so that we can identify specific areas of need and track mastery of skills to ensure students are always working at their optimal instructional level. In this session, we will provide an overview of our personalized approach to teaching reading in the primary grade levels. Hope to see you there!


Katherine Martindale

First Grade Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Katherine has been educating students for 14 years. She has taught various grade levels and has experience with all types of learners. She received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education and Special Education from Mercy College in New York. Katherine... Read More →

Kathleen Noonan

Special Education Teacher (First Grade), Chicago Public Schools
Kathleen is a National Board Certified Teacher-Exceptional Needs Specialist. She has been a Title 1 public school teacher for 16 years. She has taught various grade levels as a special education and general education teacher and has experience with all types of learners and co-teachers... Read More →
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Laura Nathan

K-2 Special Education Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Laura is a National Board Certified Teacher - Exceptional Needs Specialist.  She has been teaching for over 10 years.  She has taught both general and special education at the primary grade levels.  Prior to becoming a teacher, Laura earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from... Read More →

Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
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