Date:  August 12-13, 2020 ***PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A DATE CHANGE***

Time9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Location:  Web-Based

Cost:  $25 --- includes registration and conference materials

Target Audience: Special Educators, General Educators, Lead Teachers, Reading Specialists, and Administrators – This 2-day workshop is designed for educators who work with students who struggle with reading comprehension (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities and ESL). It will change the way you think about reading comprehension.

Workshop Focus: Skilled readers use high level thinking skills as they make a plan for understanding text, resist distractions, manage information, and make sense of text. Without these skills, students can struggle to comprehend what they read. Fortunately for struggling readers, these executive skills (ES) can be taught. Day one will focus on executive skills; the role of ES in effective reading comprehension instruction and, ES-based intervention strategies. The second day will focus on a researched-tested intervention for students with strong decoding skills, yet limited comprehension, or "word callers”.

Our Presenter: Kelly Cartwright consults with reading professionals around the country and is passionate about helping teachers differentiate instruction for children who struggle with reading comprehension. Kelly, and her book, Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension, A Guide for Educators (2015) provide the "why and how” to take the latest research and put it into practice in your classroom.  Her book Word Callers:  Small-Group and One-to-One Interventions for Children Who Read but Don’t Comprehend (2010) provides assessment and instructional strategies that help "word-callers” understand that reading isn’t just about reading the words, but about finding meaning.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • A copy of Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension, A Guide for Educators (2015)
  • A copy of Word Callers:  Small-Group and One-to-One Interventions for Children Who Read but Don’t Comprehend (2010) (assessment and intervention)
  • An understanding of why executive skills are essential to successful reading comprehension
  • Instructional and intervention strategies that improve students’ ES and reading comprehension
  • Easy to implement classroom strategies
  • Ready to use, assessment and needs-driven intervention for "word callers”, including lessons and materials

August 12, 2020 9:00am - August 13, 2020 12:00pm
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