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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T25 - The Comprehension Blueprint: A Structured Approach to Constructing Meaning

Nov 9, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 9, 2017 3:30pm

Standard: $20.00


The construction of meaning is complex and demands an informed approach to instruction whether reading by ear or eye. Explore a blueprint that aligns with essential language and cognitive processes and provides structure for the design and delivery of effective instruction for students with dyslexia. Deepen your understanding of the relationships between contributors, such as vocabulary, sentence comprehension, background knowledge, text structure and inference, and increase your knowledge of instructional routines, activities, and assessment strategies applicable to challenging texts.

Learning Outcomes:

  • MORPHOLOGICAL INSTRUCTION: Compare the role of morphological processing skills to the development of reading and language acquisition.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the complexity of vocabulary knowledge and its important role in reading and reading intervention.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.

Disclosure: Nancy Hennessy has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed., LDT-C, Educational Consultant, The Consulting Network

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Mandy Walker
11/23/18 10:28 am

Thank you for sharing your framework for structuring comprehension instruction!