Come hear Dr. Jan Wasocicz provide a clear definition of speech-to-print instruction (the what), helpful examples of speech-to-print methods (the why), and practical teaching ideas to put into immediate practice (the how).
Fluency is essential for skillful and motivated reading but is often misunderstood. Fluent reading is NOT fast reading! This session defines reading fluency and clarifies the link between fluency and comprehension. The role of fluency assessments and effective fluency instruction will also be discussed.
Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel is a professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Special Education at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Jones is currently partnering with Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education (EIASE) on the SLD Supports grant through which she is serving as the Chair of the Dyslexia Handbook Work group. In addition to working towards preparing quality teachers and ensuring all students have the right to learn to read, Melissa serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and an Educational Surrogate.
Annie Peiffer is the Dean of Foundational and Early Literacy for the Rockford Public Schools. She will chat with us about how her district is making the shift to Structured Literacy! A members only event.
Join us for Beyond Retelling: Navigating Complex Text with Mitchell Brookins on Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 7 PM CST. How do teachers support students in navigating grade-level, complex texts? It requires a shift in mindset, planning, and practice. In this session, presenter Mitchell Brookins will provide instructional routines related to fluency, vocabulary, syntax, and verbal reasoning. Participants will learn how to plan and deploy teaching strategies that develop students' capacity to go BEYOND RETELLING and move toward a deeper understanding of complex texts. Register at https://bit.ly/TRLILComplexText