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Beyond the Text: Enhancing Reading Comprehension for Middle and High Schoolers

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Workshop Description:
Reading comprehension is a fundamental skill that forms the backbone of academic success and lifelong learning. For middle and high school students, honing these skills is crucial as they encounter more complex texts. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell for this hands-on, interactive workshop as we explore tools and strategies to foster a deeper understanding of texts, improve critical thinking, and enhance overall reading proficiency. Get ready to uncover a treasure trove of resources that will boost reading comprehension skills and cultivate a love for reading among adolescents and teens that will last a lifetime!

Key Takeaways:
  • Understand the essential elements of reading comprehension, including decoding, vocabulary development, making inferences, and text analysis.
  • Explore approaches, such as think aloud and annotation, that encourage students to ask questions, make predictions, and connect prior knowledge to enhance comprehension.
  • Discover methods to help students take meaningful notes while reading, encouraging retention of essential information, and facilitating critical analysis.
  • Learn effective integration of technology tools and resources to expand studentsí vocabulary and reinforce reading comprehension skills

  • Special Technology Instructions:
    Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12ís Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

    Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EDT
    Duration: 1 hour
    Credit Hours: 1
    Categories: Learning Theories & Strategies, Reading & Writing
    Tags: ELA, English Language Arts, Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Reading

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