All too often reading instruction stops when students need it most. Many intermediate readers know how to decode and read with fluency. However, when reading words alone doesn’t produce meaning, these readers often aren’t sure what to do to get back on track.
During this day-long workshop, participants will investigate reading comprehension strategies that will help kids “talk back” to text. When these strategies are purposely applied, they help readers interact and construct meaning. Cris will dive into the strategies of question and inferring with teachers so that they can model for students different ways to go beyond the words on the page.
Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own thinking processes to inform their comprehension instruction. Cris will share useful techniques that can be immediately applied. When students have ways to monitor and repair their comprehension, they are more likely to remember and reuse what they’ve read.
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Cris Tovani taught elementary school for ten years before becoming a high school reading specialist and English teacher. She most recently worked with secondary English language learners from a high poverty district in Colorado that was in its fourth year of turnaround. In addition to teaching, she is a nationally known consultant focusing on issues of reading, content comprehension and assessment in secondary classrooms. Cris started her professional development work with Denver based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the consortium that has received national acclaim for its work in reading comprehension reform. Cris has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver. She is the author of three books: I Read it but I Don’t Get It, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? And So, What do They Really Know? Cris is also featured in three instructional DVDs that show her in action with adolescent readers. These DVDs, Thoughtful Reading, Comprehending Content, Talk to Me are available through Stenhouse Publishers.
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