Online Professional Learning Session. This session and handout is available for repeat viewing until the end of 2021.
Presented by: Dr. Janice Van Dyke, Reading Recovery Trainer
Predictions of progress for reading and writing take into account a child’s literacy competencies, what needs to change, and why. In this session you will learn through exploration of the metaphor of charting how predicting a child’s progress is necessary, helpful, and ongoing in Reading Recovery teaching. This session will begin with the metaphor of charting in exploration of new waters and charting progress in literacy development. Together we will explore a literacy processing approach to writing predictions of progress and expand on the guidance that teachers have in Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals and the Reading Recovery in-service guide sheet on Predictions of Progress. We will examine how to write the initial Predictions of Progress and how to adjust those predictions throughout a child’s lessons series. We will look at a case study of a student as an example of how adjusting predictions of progress links with setting teaching priorities.
Dr. Janice Van Dyke is a Reading Recovery Trainer with the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery in Ontario, Canada. She has worked as a subject teacher and classroom teacher, special education teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, teacher leader and trainer in national and international contexts. Janice’s post graduate studies and research interests focus on child development, particularly the concurrent development of language and literacy and young children’s writing development.