Participants learn about current, validated research in comprehension instruction and receive an overview of the factors known to positively impact comprehension. Participants receive in-depth instruction in selected instructional techniques that have broad application in both narrative and informational text at all grade levels, including content classes. These techniques encompass the following:
- Teacher interaction with students with an emphasis on question techniques
- Instruction in recognizing informational text structures
- Specific strategies for helping students understand Internet sources
- Identifying the main idea, summarizing and making inferences
- Understand seminal research on text comprehension.
- Apply a set of strategies to your own text.
- Understand different text structures and their signal words.
- Understand high-leverage ways to improve instruction in content-area texts.
Audience: 6–12 administrators, academic content-area teachers, English learner teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, and coaches
Format: Two days (Each day may be taken separately, but the two-day series is ideal.)
Materials: Comprehension Instruction booklet, Participant Resource Guide from Day 5 of the Adolescent Reading Academy, and Vocabulary Handbook and Participant Resource Guide from the Adolescent Vocabulary Workshop
If all four days are taken, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook replaces the Vocabulary Handbook and the Comprehension section.