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Using Read Aloud to Increase Oral Language, Vocabulary, and Writing about Reading

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June 24-25, 2024

Grades 2-6

Price:  $385

Location:  

TBD

In the Deep: Fiction 

 

Comprehension is one of the 5 pillars of The Science of Reading. Teachers need to not only understand the structures found in a work of fiction, but also strategies that can be explicitly taught to help readers gain access to deeper meaning inside those texts.  This two day workshop will dig deeply into strategies to support the following skills that align with Texas standards. 

  • Monitoring Meaning: setting purpose for reading  and maintaining strong connection to the text throughout reading 

  • Plot structure: identifying elements, sequence structures, retelling, cause and effect through tension, and resolution

  • Setting vs Scene: understanding nuances of setting and its impact on story and characters

  • Characters: developing deeper ideas about feelings and traits with more precise language, motives of characters, changes and impact from relationships

  • Vocabulary/Figurative Language: bringing meaning to confusing words or phrases g  

  • Theme: recognizing themes and supporting with text evidence

Teachers will leave not only with a clear understanding of these topics but a playbook with clear anchor charts to support strategy instruction in the areas listed above. 

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