Accelerating the Reading Progress of All Our Students, Including our most Vulnerable Learners

Many students learn to read no matter what we do and how we teach…but some do not. How can we make a positive difference so that ALL our students see success? This research based interactive in-service is designed for Elementary Classroom and Learning Support Teachers of all experience levels (adaptable for the Intermediate and Middle School level). The presenters will demonstrate, describe and give examples of an exemplary push-in or pull-out daily reading intervention model (including a word work component) that will dramatically accelerate the progress of reading (and ultimately writing) with students. Participants will receive practical and supportive handouts and learn how to teach in a manner that facilitates powerful strategic activity. Our goal as educators is to provide just-right learning opportunities that facilitate grade-level reading in all our students. This presentation will answer the questions “What is possible for students experiencing difficulties in reading?” and “How can we work towards bringing all our students to grade level in reading?” Many teachers who have attended this in-service have commented, “I wish I would have had this knowledge earlier in my career.”

Target Audience



10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

This session is full.


  • Greater Victoria School District #61
    Breanne Glover

    Breanne Glover (BEd, Post Degree Diploma in Special Education and MEd) is currently an Early Literacy Collaboration Teacher with the Greater Victoria School District. She also works as a part-time sessional instructor at the University of Victoria, co-teaching a course for upcoming teachers that focuses on the best practices of teaching reading to students who are experiencing difficulty. Breanne has previously worked as a Learning Support Teacher, Inclusive Learning Teacher, Elementary and Middle school classroom teacher, a Teacher Leader and a Teacher Mentor. Her passion for teaching children to read closely rivals her greatest life passion of being a mom to her two daughters.

  • SD61
    Paul Pantaleo

    Paul Pantaleo (BEd, MA and Post Masters Diploma) is currently a Learning Support Teacher in the Greater Victoria School District. Also as a sectional instructor at the University of Victoria he has taught numerous courses focusing on assisting students at the elementary level experiencing difficulties with reading and writing. He has also been a classroom teacher, elementary vice-principal, Reading Recovery Teacher and Trainer and a Teacher Leader.