Summer Literacy Institute

2016 Summer Literacy Institute — High Impact Instructional Routines and Strategies

“Routines are the backbone of daily classroom life. They facilitate teaching and learning…. Routines don’t just make your life easier, they save valuable classroom time. And what’s most important, efficient routines make it easier for students to learn and achieve more.” — Learning to Teach…not just for beginners by Linda Shalaway

Instructional routines are all the elements of teaching and learning events other than the specific content and materials used in teaching.  Instructional routines include regular methods of getting attention, giving instruction, offering assistance, giving feedback, role of students in contributing and responding, and more.

The Maine Department of Education will present one-day workshops to begin exploring high impact instructional routines and effective strategies that support persistent growth and progress toward proficiency in ELA/literacy standards for all learners.  This experience will provide a foundation for continued learning through various events throughout the 2016/17 school year.  Join specialists Lee Anne Larsen or Morgan Dunton as they provide tools and explore models that:

  • Address the ELA content standards
  • Enhance productive talk in the classroom
  • Improve reading and writing skills of all students
  • Support the staircase of complexity and breadth of texts
  • Demonstrate scaffolding of instruction with complex (stretch) texts

Lunch will be provided during each full day session which will run 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
7 contact hours will be provided for each day attended.
Cost is $50 per person/per day.

Register for the 2016 Summer Literacy Institute 
These one-day workshops are open to individuals or teams.


Facilitated by Morgan Dunton Facilitated by Lee Anne Larsen
Grades 9-12 Grades K-2
Tuesday, August 2 Jeff’s Catering, Brewer Tuesday, August 2 Keeley’s Banquet Center, Portland
Tuesday, August 9 Keeley’s Banquet Center, Portland Tuesday, August 9 Jeff’s Catering, Brewer
Grade 6-8 Grades 3-5
Wednesday, August 3 Jeff’s Catering, Brewer Wednesday, August 3 Keeley’s Banquet Center, Portland
Wednesday, August 10 Keeley’s Banquet Center, Portland Wednesday, August 10 Jeff’s Catering, Brewer

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Assistant Superintendent
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