Establishing a Field-Based Literacy Lab


Created to offer professional development to educators in local school districts and instructors of preservice teachers in Texas, this guide explains how to design a successful intervention program that provides short-term, intensive, one-on-one instruction for children who need help with reading and writing. In this session, participants will learn about field-based literacy labs in general and about the Reading Club. The information and activities are designed to generate discussion about the issues involved in establishing a lab, including organization and instructional approaches that support the state curriculum (TEKS).

Professional development guides include the following materials for workshop presenters:

  • Presentation slides, which present key points and activities, offered in two formats: overhead transparencies and Adobe PDF presentations
  • Speaker’s notes and activities to accompany the presentation slides
  • Informational and notetaking handouts for participants
  • References