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Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Learners

reading1Adolescent learners tend to be passive readers and struggle with what to do when they do not understand what they just read. Research confirms that good readers use seven comprehension strategies. During this session, educators will explore all seven comprehension strategies and develop creative ways to imbed the strategies into their everyday lessons. Teachers will be trained on Explicit Comprehension Instruction and will develop hands-on resources to implement with their students. 

 Unlocking Words

reading2Vocabulary knowledge strongly influences comprehension; therefore Direct Vocabulary Instruction helps students to unlock the meaning of words. Teachers will examine Marzano’s six step process for Direct Vocabulary Instruction in subject-area vocabulary. The six-step method encourages students to learn critical academic vocabulary by connecting terms to prior knowledge using linguistic and nonlinguistic means. Particpants will engage in hands-on vocabulary games and activities that can be transferred into their classrooms.

Reading Workshop: Implementing Real-World Reading in all Content Areas

reading3Teaching our students how to become life-long learners can be modeled through Reading Workshops. Participants will examine how to implement real-world reading into their classroom. Reading Workshops allow students individual choice while teachers have the opportunity to differentiate instruction according to their students’ needs. Teachers will learn how to conduct minilessons, one-on-one conferences and make student sharing interactive.

Reading Comprehension for the Elementary Student

 reading4Research shows that direct instruction in text comprehension can help children understand what they read, remember it, and then communicate with others about what they read. Participants will examine six strategies along with hands-on experiences they can implement into their literacy time. 



Building Fluency

reading53Fluency and comprehension go hand-in-hand. When readers are able to effortlessly decode text, it enables them to focus on meaning. Teachers will explore the factors that contribute to a reader’s fluency as well as numerous hands-on activities that can be implemented into their daily schedules.


Active Learners Comprehend

Who says reading is not a workout? Comprehension is an active process – not a product. Teachers create great readers by actively developing comprehension before, during and after the reading experience. This session will focus on instructional strategies to build student comprehension in grades K-5. Continued support available through Cyber Coaching.

Help! You Want Me to Integrate Content Literacy Strategies into My Curriculum? (All Content Areas Grades 6-12) “How can I add more to my curriculum? I have too much to cover and not enough time to complete it!” If this is how you are feeling, then this session is for you. Content literacy provides teachers and students with effective tools for learning the content of any subject. Students become lifelong learners when their language process is developed. Never fear … this training will walk you through hands-on experiences to build your confidence in the integration process. Continued support available through Cyber Coaching.

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