Using the Science(s) of Reading in a Comprehensive Literacy Classroom
The “science of reading” is a hot button topic in elementary education. But, is there only one science or reading? The National Reading Panel Report upon which many researchers refer to, examined 5 pillars or components of reading and reading instruction. This workshop will examine these pillars of reading development and the research that supports effective instruction in the five areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
In part one we will examine the role of oral language in reading, what is explicit, systematic instruction, and reading and the brain. We will also discuss phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, and the development of “sight word” vocabulary as part of fluency.
On our second day we will continue to learn more about fluency, as well as the role of vocabulary in comprehension, as well as text comprehension.
Each day will provide research behind the pillars as well as strategies and suggested resources for instruction.