Creative Ideas, Strategies, & Tools For Reaching And Meeting The Needs Of All Learners

Who We Are


Kelly Harmon & Associates began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning.

Kelly Harmon and Randi Anderson

Workshops

Kelly Harmon & Associates provide outstanding, highly practical seminars and workshops to schools throughout the United States. We customize the content of the workshop to meet the needs of each school or district. Contact our office at 817-583-1290 to schedule an onsite workshop.

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Quick Writes in Action

<p><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">We love to show ideas from our newsletter and seminars in action! You have probably heard and read some of our posts about quick writes. It is one of the best instructional strategies for building writing stamina and confidence. Here are two educators who used quick writes in September!</span><br></p>
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Micro-Interventions: Are We Taking Action Quickly?

<p><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">Using the <a href="https://www.kellyharmon.net/blog/2018/09/27/learning-targets-success-criteria/" target="_blank">success criteria</a>, teachers can closely monitor learning and provide timely feedback about each students' progress or lack there of. The goal is to watch for students to demonstrate the success criteria. If they aren't able to demonstrate the daily learning target, then we must think about what is keeping them from doing so and take action quickly. Is there a gap or misconception that needs to be addressed in order to move students forward?</span><br></p>
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Karaoke in the Classroom

<p><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">One of my favorite strategies for building fluency is using karaoke in the classroom!&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/" data-id="l-2101260418" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line: underline; color: rgb(28, 110, 152); font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Youtube</a><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;offers all the karaoke songs you could want for FREE!</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">When students participate in karaoke they are practicing reading from left to right, seeing sight words in addition to higher level vocabulary, and improving their rate. All while having a blast.<br></p><div><br></div>
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