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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F18 - Topic Webs, Two-Column Notes, and Summarizing: Keys to Comprehension

Nov 10, 2017 10:00am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:30am

Standard: $20.00


This session presents hands-on strategies for teaching students to use topic webs, two-column notes, and summarizing to support comprehension before, during, and after reading. Participants learn how to combine these reading/writing strategies to support close reading following a gradual release of responsibility model (I, We, You). These strategies are aligned with several Common Core standards related to identifying main ideas and supporting details and writing using sources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Identify effective practices and speech/language strategies for reading, written language, math and content area instruction.

Disclosure: Joan Sedita is the owner of a publishing company and author of several publications. No relevant financial relationship exists.


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