Adolescent Reading Intervention

Professional Development Offering

Why do students in grades 5-12 have difficulty with basic reading skills, and how can educators provide effective intervention instruction?

This day is appropriate for intervention educators of students in grades 5-12 who are looking for an introduction to why older students have difficulty with reading, and an overview of intervention instruction that targets individual student learning needs. Please note that this is not an in-depth course about full intervention instruction.

The training covers these topics:

Introduction to Adolescent Literacy

  • What is adolescent literacy and tiered instruction?
  • What does the research suggest?
  • Reading basics

 About Older Struggling Readers

  • Multiple causes: environmental and neurobiological
  • Learning disabilities, dyslexia, executive function deficits

The Role of Assessment

  • Types of assessment across the school year
  • A screening and diagnostic assessment model for grades 5-12
  • Matching students to interventions, progress monitoring

Overview of Effective Intervention Instruction

  • Hallmarks of intervention best practices
  • Best-practices for intervention for word study and fluency
  • Best-practices for intervention for vocabulary and comprehension

Professional development for this course is available as live training onsite at schools, or virtual-live format using Zoom.

Who should participate?

Target audience: All educators who provide intervention instruction to students in grades 5-12.

Please note, there is some repeated content in this training and our Keys to Adolescent Literacy day. Educators and schools should read each course description to determine which training would be most appropriate for their professional development needs.

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We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: