Program Support and Training
Novel Ideas, Inc. is pleased to offer on-going support for its programs
and in-service training sessions:
Telephone and Email Support
Schools that have purchased materials from Novel Ideas, Inc. receive on-going telephone and email support from the senior author, Terry Dodds, at no additional charge. She will assist your school in selecting materials that are appropriate for the needs of your students in accordance with your state standards, advise on effective implementation, and answer day to day questions.
Custom Curriculum Mapping for Language Arts
Terry Dodds, the senior author, is available to meet with your curriculum staff to assist in the preparation of customized curriculum maps for your language arts program that are specific to your school needs and student population. Curriculum maps can be prepared that incorporate novel studies into your basal program or that provide a trade book (novels) based reading curriculum. Curriculum maps in language and written expression can be customized to the genre of writing required by your state as well as grammar and language skills. Plans can be customized to provide books and materials that address the cultural diversity of your school population.
On-Site Support and Training
Schools or districts earn one day of on-site consultation or in-service training for each $15,000 of Novel Ideas, Inc. products purchased within a calendar year. Novel Ideas, Inc. will cover the cost of the consultant. The school is responsible for paying the additional expenses including travel, food, and lodging. These days can be used as in-service training days for staff members, on-site consultation with literacy coaches, classroom visitations, fidelity of implementation checks, or other program-related services that are requested to support the effective implementation of the programs.
Limited services can also be purchased directly from Novel Ideas, Inc. The school is responsible for paying the consulting fee and additional expenses including travel, food, and lodging. Schools will be offered the names of independent consultants who have been trained by Novel Ideas for services that cannot be provided by Novel Ideas, Inc.
Workshops and In-Service Trainings Offered by Novel Ideas
Title: Real Readers Read Books! A Systematic Approach for Teaching Novels: Training in Series Launchers and Reading for Success
Title: Adventures in Language ® Training
Title: The Power Series (Lift Off to Writing, Sentence Power, Paragraph Power, and Study Skills Power)
Title: Readers Club and the Home School Partnership Program
Title: Tools for Success
Title: Train the Trainers Summer Institute
High Performance Writing © SRA/McGraw Hill, 2005
Novel Ideas, Inc. also offers training in the following SRA products authored by Terry Dodds, Fay Goodfellow, and Associates. Contact Terry Dodds for details.
- Readers and Writers
- Read Aloud Literature Programs (Language Through Literature and Read Aloud Library for Teaching Vocabulary and Listening Comprehension)