Why do students in grades 5-12 have difficulty with basic reading skills, and how can educators provide effective intervention instruction?
The goal of this full-day professional development is to provide an introduction to why older students have difficulty with reading, and an overview of intervention instruction that targets individual student learning needs.
The training covers these topics:
Introduction to Adolescent Literacy
- What is adolescent literacy and tiered instruction?
- What does the research suggest?
- Reading basics: development across grade levels
About Older Struggling Readers
- Multiple causes: environmental and neurobiological
- Learning disabilities, dyslexia, executive function deficits, English language learning: Affects on reading ability
The Role of Assessment
- Data-based problem-solving model
- Types of assessment across the school year
- A screening and diagnostic assessment model for grades 5-12
- Matching students to interventions, progress monitoring
Effective Intervention Instruction
- Modifications, accommodations
- Intervention best practices
- Intervention for word study and fluency
- Intervention for vocabulary and comprehension
- Motivation and engagement
- Support in Tier I instruction
Who should participate?
Target audience: All educators who provide intervention instruction to students in grades 5-12.
Contact Keys to Literacy to learn more.