Saturday, September 26, 2020

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Webinar 1:

Delivering on the Promise of Literacy for ALL: Bringing the Science of Reading to Light

Presented by Laura Stewart

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Recommended for Florida K-2 Teachers

Cost: FREE!

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There has never been a more exciting or promising time in education; with evidence-aligned instruction, nearly all of our children can learn to read! The past several decades have yielded tremendous interdisciplinary insights into the process of learning to read, and the current research embodies what is considered the science of reading.

How does the reading brain develop? What instructional practices are effective for all children? What does the research say about effective instruction? What do teachers need to know in order to provide instruction based on the science of reading to students who struggle with reading?

This session will examine the theoretical models and best practices that can and should inform reading instruction in all classroom so that ALL children can thrive. The Simple View of Reading and the Rope Model will be discussed along with the phases of word-reading development. Orthographic mapping will be defined and related to the reading process. The relationship of the components of reading and the structured literacy approach will be linked to the science of reading.

After the sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify important scientific evidence related to the process of reading on the brain.
  2. Describe how the reading brain develops during effective instruction.
  3. Describe the Simple View of Reading and the Reading Rope.
  4. Describe the phases of word-reading development.
  5. Explain the relationship between orthographic mapping and learning to read.
  6. List and describe what must be taught to beginning or struggling readers.
  7. List and describe the key principles of effective reading instruction.

Credits: (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
0.15 CE Credit

Laura Stewart
National Director @The Reading League

Laura Stewart is the national director for The Reading League. Laura has been in education for more than 25 years, working as a classroom teacher, building and district administrator, adjunct professor, director of numerous professional development initiatives, and as a chief academic officer for professional development for the Highlights Education Group. She presents throughout the United States and internationally and is the author of 12 children’s books, numerous teacher’s guides, journal articles, and dozens of training workshops. Laura is co-author of the book The Everything Guide to Informational Literature, K-2: Best Texts, Best Practices (Corwin Press, 2014).

The Reading League is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-based reading instruction. By leveraging the existing research in ways that inspire educators to refine their literacy instruction. The Reading League bridges the gap between research and classroom practice. This results in improved literacy outcomes for students.



Financial:  No relevant financial relationship exists.  Ms. Stewart is the National Director of The Reading League.  

Nonfinancial:  No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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