Clarifying Comprehension: Practical Strategies for Educators

Focus on: Grades 1 - 5
Course Number: TEWS671N

Teaching students to understand what they read is one of the most challenging tasks for teachers; however, there are numerous strategies that offer ways to increase student engagement in the reading process.

This workshop covers schema and how to activate it, types of text and how to best teach the differences, ways to instruct with visualization techniques, using Question/Answer/Response (QAR), Think Aloud, Reciprocal Teaching, Retellings (oral and written) for narrative and expository text, and how to use it for gleaning information about student process, and ways to teach inferences from text.

Please bring some stories or books you are using in your classroom.

July 14
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
.6 CEU $275 (not offered for credit)
Materials fee $5
Registration Deadline: 7/7/2014