Building Comprehension with the Science of Reading

Course 5269

If you are a new or experienced educator grappling with how to teach reading comprehension, this course was designed for you! Grounded in the research on the Science of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope, the course leads participants to a deeper understanding of comprehension and offers practical strategies to strengthen instruction. You’ll explore evidence-based instructional practices to nurture skilled reading focused on vocabulary, syntax, text structures, background knowledge, and levels of understanding. Learn to design lessons aligned with the Blueprint for Reading Comprehension and adapted to the needs of diverse learners. Ideal for K-8 educators, this foundational comprehension course will give you the knowledge you need, so you can determine where to start and what to teach.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about reading comprehension, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Design lessons that utilize research-based strategies for helping students construct meaning from complex texts.
  • Create an activity for students to collaborate on learning about text structures and their use for making meaning.
  • Develop a plan to implement vocabulary and syntax routines in your reading instruction.
  • Challenge the status quo related to background knowledge by designing an activity to assess, activate, build and connect to previous knowledge.
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