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Featured: Rx Reading: Fundamentals - EST

12 Jul 2024 • 8:00am (EDT) • Virtual • $710.00

Registration closes 28 Jun 2024 8:00am (EDT)

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  1. Evidenced-based: Based on meta-analyses research from the Institute of Education Sciences (Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade (2016); Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade (2010); Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades (2007); What Works Clearing House (Practice Guides)
  2. Philosophy: Multi-modal, structured literacy approach (Carreker & Birsh, 2018) based on Scarborough’s Reading Rope (2001) and the Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986) within a mediated learning instructional framework (Feuerstein, 1996)
  3. Instruction: Didactic and practicum learning experiences with hands-on, role-playing activities and lesson plan development
  4. Assessment: Participants will practice implementing a reading lesson plan with a small group and receive feedback on their demonstrations. Proficiency with designing and implementing multi-modal lesson plans that include the 6+1 writing traits will be assessed as well as the use of mediated learning instructional framework

Workshop Objectives:

  1. General: Successful completion of this workshop will enable educators to use evidence-based strategies to teach Pre-K – 3rd-grade students basic literacy skills.
  2. Specific: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  3. Understand the neurological basis of reading development and what educators should know about teaching reading
  4. Articulate how reading is related to spelling, written composition, and thinking
  5. Understand the Reading Rope and Simple View of Reading and how they provide a framework for the elements of a structured literacy approach to teaching reading
  6. Understand higher-level language skills traits and how to use language skills to develop students’ reading comprehension
  7. Use a multi-model, structured literacy approach to design and implement reading lesson plans
    Implement Mediated Learning as the instructional methodology in decoding and reading comprehension instruction
  8. Implement Mediated Learning as the instructional methodology in decoding and reading comprehension instruction
  9. Conduct informal assessments of students’ literacy skills

Asynchronous Learning Activities –  All provided by NILD upon registration, may also be 

  1. Watch three didactic PowerPoint lectures
  2. Complete a knowledge assessment based on the didactic lectures
  3. Read six research/journal articles
  4. Review online resources and watch two videos