Comprehension Connections: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2 - 8

PWP 599-01

Dates and Times: Thursdays, January 24 and 31, February 7, 21, and 28, March 14 and 21, April 4, 11, and 18, from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

             Saturday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - includes Literacy Conference with Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli, authors of Mentor Texts and Nonfiction Mentor Texts.

Plus 5.5 independent hours

Location: Bucks County IU, Doylestown


Teaching reading strategies to young readers so that they use them successfully and independently is no easy task. This course will help you create conditions for a successful reading classroom in which children will develop high levels of understanding by making comprehension instruction visible and tangible. Participants will learn how to get their students to comprehend more deeply and apply strategic thinking to all texts they encounter in their literate lives.

• Create conditions for success in a reading classroom
• Identify the components of an effective daily read-aloud
• Create notebooks in which students record their thinking about texts
• Identify comprehension strategies
• Reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels by building bridges between the concrete and the abstract
• Develop reading strategy lessons from grade level appropriate children’s literature
• Manage and maintain reading conferences
• Create tools for assessing student reading growth

                                                  See What Past Participants Have Had to Say:
"With the framework that is being presented in this course, I feel more confident that I will be able to teach students to think as they read. I am rejuvenated with more tools in my bag for teaching.” (Middle School Teacher)

“I learned a lot in this class! I really enjoyed stretching my mind to see thinking about reading in a new light!” (Elementary School Teacher)

“The wealth of resources available to us was astounding! Thank you for the experience!” (Middle School Teacher)

“I learned so much from the instructors because of their enthusiasm, knowledge of the subject, and belief in best practices in the teaching of reading.” (Elementary School Teacher)

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