Methods of Support

Powerful Choices offers learning experiences on many topics, allowing you to target your school's unique needs.
Our professional development can take the form of:

  • interactive workshops
  • demonstration labs in your classrooms
  • individual coaching
  • guided unit and lesson planning
  • data work
  • visits to model classrooms
  • leadership support

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  • Guiding Principles and Research Base
  • Reading Workshop
  • Writing Workshop
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Guided Reading
  • Shared Reading
  • Word Study

Balanced Literacy

Using Data to Move Readers and Writers

  • Gold-standard reading and writing assessment tools
  • Writing data cycles
  • Student work analysis to guide instruction
  • Making use of TRC data
  • Differentiation and intervention methods
    • Strategy groups
    • One-on-one conferring
    • Strategic partnerships
    • Guided reading

Early Literacy Support

  • Assessing emergent writers
  • Differentiation
  • ETK/TK curricular support
  • Word study in the kindergarten classroom

Supporting Language Development in a Balanced Literacy Classroom

  • Balanced literacy in bilingual/dual immersion classrooms
  • Integrated ELD in social studies and science
  • Ongoing assessment of language needs
  • Differentiating instruction for English learners
  • Identifying and teaching language objectives
  • Addressing the needs of newcomers

Making the Most of Your PD Investment

  • Tools for school leaders and coaches to support teachers in balanced literacy
  • Classroom management for balanced literacy classrooms
  • SBAC preparation for balanced literacy schools
  • Balanced literacy in social studies and science
  • Vertical articulation
  • Lead teacher training and support

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Balanced Literacy

  • Guiding Principles and Research Base
  • Reading Workshop
  • Writing Workshop
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Guided Reading
  • Shared Reading
  • Word Study