Too many students in our classrooms struggle with learning to read. This workshop describes the characteristics of students who become struggling readers, and presents research-supported and classroom-proven approaches to address these students’ needs. The research behind effective reading instruction and how powerful instruction affects students’ learning and success will be presented. Components of effective instruction will be defined and specific examples provided. The key instructional components of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—along with study skill strategies—will be presented within a real-world model to help teachers, principals, and specialists collaborate effectively to provide reading instruction for ALL students. Specific practice opportunities will enhance the participants’ experience.
Participants attending this session will learn:
- The research-based components of effective instruction.
- To define the five key components of reading: phonemic and phonological awareness; phonics and decoding; fluency; vocabulary; comprehension.
- Specific strategies for effective instruction for each of the five key components, plus passage reading and study skills