Date: March 22, 2019
Location: Bay Path University, 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA
This workshop affords participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the five components of reading as identified by the National Reading Panel in 2000.
The evidence supporting instruction in these five areas continues to accumulate and the case is even stronger today than it was in 2000. Continued studies of phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, oral reading fluency, and reading comprehension strategies completed since 2000 have confirmed the generalizability of the findings to an expanded range of students including younger kids, older kids and second language learners (Shanahan, 2017).
It has been found that difficulties in any of these components can make comprehension difficult for students. While this workshop is based on the research, the bulk of the day will focus on the practical aspect of teaching students to read and participants will learn games, activities and strategies for each component that teachers can take back to their classroom and use immediately.
- Gain a deeper understanding of each of the components of literacy
- Engage in a number of games, activities, and strategies for each of the components
- Learn activities to support high engagement in the classroom
- Explore various sites for additional resources to use with staff, families, and students