This course is specialized for teachers 3rd - 6th grade wanting to increase their capacity and skills instructing comprehension. This full day workshop will feature strategies and ideas from the book, Understanding Text & Readers, by Jennifer Serravello. Participants will also acquire knowledge about DYAD reading in order to build fluency and vocabulary with their students, while using complex text.
Instructional lessons included will be:
1-The hierarchy of comprehension goals for fiction and informational text: Main Ideas, Key Details, Plot/Setting, Character, Themes, etc.
2-Teaching strategies & variables that impact comprehension: importance of engagement, stamina, reader’s choice, genre, questioning, activites, etc.
3-Experience DYAD reading while learning the benefits: to increase fluency and comprehension by using challenging text.