Keys to Beginning Reading - Mini-Course B: Language Comprehension, Making Meaning
Virtual-Live Format: Keys to Literacy trainers will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in 90-minute sessions, using an interactive format with features such as breakout rooms, chat, and Google folders.
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14, 21
Would you like to learn evidence-based instructional suggestions for teaching beginning reading skills? Keys to Beginning Reading is just what you need! The 9 modules that make up the full Keys to Beginning Reading course provide the background knowledge needed to teach all components of beginning reading instruction. The instructional practices are designed to easily transfer to classroom lessons and can be integrated with any reading curriculum or published reading program. The course is tightly aligned with state elementary literacy standards.
This Mini-Course B includes the modules related to instruction for language comprehension and making meaning (Modules 2, 6, 7, 8, 9). Register below or use the registration form.
Mini-Course A includes modules related to word reading, spelling and fluency (Modules 1, 3, 4, 5). Click here to register for that course.
Want to take the full course? Both mini courses will be offered again from February to April so you can take the other half later. OR take them both this fall (two afternoons per week) for a reduced price of $649! Click here to register for the full course.
- 460-page Training Manual included in the registration price (normally $99).
- Need to miss a session? No problem…. Each meeting will be recorded and archived for you to view later.
- Do you want graduate credit? Affordable credit is available from Pacific University: 1 credit for each mini-course, with the ability to earn additional credits for extended application work.
Mini-Course A Syllabus:
Module 2: Oral Language Oct 22
Teaching listening and discussion skills, developing language through read aloud
Module 6: Vocabulary Part 1 Oct 29
Evidence-based vocabulary instruction, previewing before reading and read aloud
Module 6: Vocabulary Part 2 Nov 5
Module 6: Vocabulary Part 3 Nov 12
Selecting and teaching words in-depth
Module 6: Vocabulary Part 4 Nov 19
Using context and word parts, developing word-consciousness
Module 7: Sentence Structure Dec 3
Basic sentence structure, activities to develop syntactic awareness
Module 8: Text Structure Dec 10
Patterns of organization and transitions, narrative and informational text structure
Module 9: Comprehension Part 1 Dec 17
Components of comprehension, metacognition, the Mental Modal and inferencing
Module 9: Comprehension Part 2 Jan 7
Categorizing and main idea skills
Module 9: Comprehension Part 3 Jan 14
Seeing the “big picture” using top-down topic webs; seeing the “details” using a two-column graphic organizer
Module 9: Comprehension Part 4 Jan 21
Retell and summary; question generation and answering
ADDRESS TO SHIP BOOK
**Please note that training books will need to be mailed to participants. Books will be mailed to the billing address provided, unless noted otherwise in the notes section of the online registration or sent to us by email.
*Registrations received after October 10 cannot be guaranteed a book in time for the training.
View a Printable Registration Form or Register Below
Who Should Participate
All grades K-3 educators, grades 4-5 educators who provide support to struggling readers, and elementary administrators. For MA educators: the full course can help you prepare for the Foundations of Reading test!
Enter the number of attendees you wish to register for Keys to Beginning Reading – Mini-Course B: Language Comprehension, Making Meaning (Modules 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 Virtual-Live).