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Laura Candler Power Reading Workshop:
Targeting the Common Core

Presented by
Laura Candler

July 23, 2014 -
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Grade 2-5 Teachers

Time: 8:30 to 4:00

July 23, 2014

Hampton Inn
at Brier Creek

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Session Highlights

  • Registration fee includes a print copy of Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Discover how to start a basic reading workshop program in your own classroom with easy, step-by-step lesson plans for the first 10 days.
  • Explore strategies for conducting effective individual reading conferences.  
  • Learn how to add reading "Power Tools" to the basic program to differentiate reading instruction for all students.
  • Discover how to create great reading lessons with graphic organizers that target Common Core State Standards, and how to chunk long lessons into effective mini-lessons
  • Learn how and when to incorporate flexible guided reading groups into reading workshop.
  • Experience first-hand the reading strategies presented in the book, and learn the management strategies to make them work in your classroom
  • Walk away with activities you can implement the next day to motivate and inspire your students!

Registration Includes

  • Attendance certificate and an agenda showing 6 hours of instructional time to use for CEU or professional learning credits (Check your district policy in advance to be sure this workshop is eligible for credit.)
  • Free copy of Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Packet of workshop handouts to supplement the Power Reading Workshop book
  • Coffee and light morning refreshments
  • Laura's ebooks available on CD at reduced prices


Empower Your Students with a Passion for Reading!

Imagine a classroom where students love to read and beg for more reading time, where they grab every available chair or pillow and dive into a good book when reading time begins. Implement a power reading workshop in your classroom and watch the magic unfold!

This 6-hour professional development session is based on Laura Candler's book, Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide. Each participant will receive a personal copy of the book along with a set of handouts and printables to supplement the text. The session is designed for teachers who have little or no prior experience with reading workshop, but others who are already using reading workshop will find it helpful as well. Throughout the day you'll experience Power Reading Workshop in action for yourself as you explore the strategies and activities outlined in the book. We'll also explore how to create specific Common Core Aligned mini lessons using graphic organizers. By the end of the day, you'll know how to empower your own students with a life-long love of reading!

Watch this short book trailer to hear why Laura wrote Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide and what the program is all about.


During this session, you will learn...

Power Reading Workshop

Teachers who implemented the Power Reading Workshop program write...

"Laura, I just heard something today that made my YEAR! One of my administrators asked the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher what in the world I was doing with reading. My reading scores had soared and even my ESE kid’s scores went up by 1 – 1 ½ years. The most important part is that my students loved it and truly love reading. Thank you again for Reading Workshop! After my first year of using it I feel like I can do even more with it next year. I’d love to get the rest of my school on board with the program!"
~ Linda Schuman, Grade 4/5 Inclusion , West Palm Beach, FL

“As more and more research proves, reading just-right books is an important part of creating successful lifelong readers. Laura Candler has written a detailed guide for how to begin a Reading Workshop approach in the classroom. Her publication gives detailed suggestions of how to get started with Reading Workshop, and great literature to use in the classroom to teach strategies for comprehension of text. I love all of the simple forms she includes to accompany the program and the easy to implement approach to using the program in my classroom. Students enjoy an active role in every part of the program. Her suggestions for guided reading groups and mini lessons are creative and easily adaptable. This is an amazing resource!”
~ Kristi Swartz, Loveland, OH

“I have to admit I was hesitant to begin using Reading Workshop. I teach ELL and have many struggling readers. How could these kids who need intensive decoding and comprehension help improve with just prolonged reading? Most kids who struggle with reading don't want to read and find ways to distract themselves during reading time. Even with these reservations, I began using your strategies last year. I saw a gain not only in my student's reading abilities but also their love for reading. Hooked, I began this school year with Reading Workshop. My students moan when we do not do Reading Workshop and cheer when I throw in extra time. It has taken some training, especially for the response notebooks and self-accountability. I have seen enormous growth in my students already this school year, hundreds of Lexile points in just four months. More importantly, they are hooked on literature. They connect across the curriculum and are aware of their own metacognition. I look forward to fine tuning my own spin on Reading Workshop for next year and lighting a fire for learning in another group of students.”
~ Rebecca Barta, Killeen, TX, 3rd grade ELL

Who Should Attend?

Common Core Summer Workshops Dates 2014- Raleigh-Durham, NC

Common Core Summer Workshop Fees ( Including Team Discounts)

The early registration fee is $175 for one day, $330 for two days, and $475 for all three days. When you register as a team of five, pay for four people and the fifth person is free. Download the Team Discount Form for more details. The final registration deadline is Friday, July 18th.

Online Registration Process

Click the button to begin the registration process. You can pay online with a credit card or use one of the convenient options listed below. Registration deadline is July 18th.

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One day - $175, Two days - $330, Three Days - $475

Three Convenient Payment Methods:

  1. School Check or Money Order made out to Teaching Resources, Inc. Please include a copy of your confirmation email with the check.
  2. Credit Card or PayPal Payment - When you click the Register Now link, you'll be able to pay online with a credit card or PayPal at that time. If you register and choose the check option, you won't be able to return to to that page to pay online later.
  3. Purchase Orders - If you would like to guarantee payment with a Purchase Order, register and choose the Pay with Check option. Make sure your name is listed on the check stub or send in a copy of your email confirmation with it. If the Purchase Order is for more than one person, include all names or confirmation emails.
  4. Payment Authorization - Register now and pay after the workshop! If you are unable to pay now, your school administrator can complete the Payment Authorization form and we will accept your payment in August.

Team Discount - Pay for 4 and the 5th Person Attends Free!

If a school sends a team of 5, they may pay for 4 team members and the 5th person may attend free. If you have more than 5 team members, you can opt for a 20% discount on the entire registration. Download the Team Discount Form for more details. If you have questions, email Laura at registration@lauracandler.com.

Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel for any reason, your payment is refundable in full if you cancel before June 15, 2014. After that time, a $25 cancellation fee per day will apply to cover room rental, catering, and production costs. No shows will not receive any refund. If you pay with PayPal, you will get a full refund if you cancel within 60 days of paying. If you cancel after that point, you will lose 5% due to nonrefundable payment fees. Cancellation fees will not apply if you are able to find someone else to take your spot. Please do not make firm travel plans until you receive confirmation that the minimum number of participants has been met. Feel free to contact Laura at registration@lauracandler.com with any questions or comments!


Would you like to schedule this workshop in your district?

If you are interested in having Pat Calfee or Laura Candler present this workshop in your district, send an email to workshops@lauracandler.com and we will get in touch with you to work something out.



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