PDT-TchLA-22 - The Science of Reading: Questions that Enhance Students' Reading Comprehension
Comprehension is often called the purpose of reading, and it is also incredibly complex. When students seek to comprehend a text, they link sound patterns to letters, decode, recognize words by sight, engage background knowledge, understand vocabulary, make inferences, and use literacy knowledge… all at the same time and instantaneously. In this course, participants will learn about current research in reading comprehension, including the science of reading and balanced literacy, and the factors that impact how we make sense of what we read. Participants will then use those understandings to develop question-based teaching practices that support readers.
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PDT-TchLA-22 - 222346 - The Science of Reading: Questions that Enhance Students' Reading Comprehension
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
University of New Hampshire, Professional Development & Training -
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Bethany Silva, E.D.., is a Research Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Community Literacy Center at the University of New Hampshire. A middle school teacher for eight years and an out-of-school practitioner for six, Bethany has taught multimodal writing techniques in a variety of settings. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Bethany subsequently earned her E.D.. in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on the study of youth writing programs and practitioner inquiry groups. Bethany received the 2017 Philadelphia Writing Project Award from the University of Pennsylvania in recognition for outstanding commitment to practitioner inquiry and literacy instructional leadership.
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