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Advance beyond Doing Reading to Teaching Reading

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 · 4:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Many teachers find themselves doing reading with very little time spent teaching it. This is a subtle but significant distinction. Our class periods and reading blocks are often filled with students practicing, experiencing, and applying comprehension skills; they are “doing” a lot of reading. However, none of these instructional times include the explicit teaching of a new comprehension skill.

This 45-minute webinar will honor the various experiences packed into the typical reading block/ELA class period, and show educators how to teach reading with whole-class comprehension lessons.

  • Acknowledge the purpose that various reading experiences serve within the reading block/ELA class period.
  • Make time to teach whole-class comprehension skills within any content area.
  • Identify the specific and explicit information that must be revealed when teaching any new comprehension skill.
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Kristina S
President & Lead Consultant at Smekens Education
Kristina Smekens has built a reputation for using enthusiasm, humor, and common sense to equip K-12 educators worldwide with practical, demystifying strategies for teaching reading and writing.

Known for offering innovative ideas, Kristina has created more than 50 “Smekens Originals,” a compilation of books, guides, and classroom tools designed to help teachers implement best-practice literacy strategies.
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