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Understanding Texts & Readers presented by Jennifer Serravallo

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 8:30 AM

Comprehension instruction can feel challenging: the reader variables, text variables, and figuring out how to make visible what’s invisible in students’ minds. In this workshop, Jen will help comprehension make sense. Leaning on the four fiction and four nonfiction comprehension goals she presented in The Reading Strategies Book, she will walk you through how to use text levels as a teacher’s tool to know what to expect of readers’ written and oral responses level-by-level and goal-by-goal.  With a foundational understanding of text levels and student response, you’ll then explore the ways that this knowledge can help you find the right goals and strategies for students. You’ll work with case studies to plan a sensible path for each student. Finally, Jen will discuss and show videos of a variety of methods of teaching—individual conferences, small group strategy lessons, and whole class instruction—that you can use to put strategies in action in the classroom to support your readers as they work toward comprehension goals. Lunch is provided. FAQs Can I pay by invoice or personal check? Yes. If you would like to register participants and pay by check or invoice, please contact Denise Johnsaon at: denise.johnson@wm.edu What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Approximately one week prior to the institute, registered participants will recieve a parking pass via email along with a link to the lots on campus where they may park.  What can I bring into the event? Bring a sweater if you think you may be cold. Bring a laptop/iPad or other device if that is your prefered method of notetaking/screen caputure - internet access is provided free of charge. Be sure to charge all devices prior to the institute as outlets are limited. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Denise Johnsaon at: denise.johnson@wm.edu if you have questions. What's the refund policy? Refunds will be processed up to one week (7 days) before the workshop. Substitutions may be made if a participant can not attend. Please contact the organizer with the new attendee information.

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