Dates: March 2, 3, 23, 24, April 19, 20, 2019
Times: Friday: 5:30pm-9:30pm; Saturdays/Sundays: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Bay Path University, Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center, 1 Denslow Road, East Longmeadow, MA
The focus of this course is reading comprehension instruction. Participants will study factors that influence reading comprehension including reading fluency, word meaning (semantics), sentence structure (syntax), text organization, discourse structure and meta-cognitive processes to help us understand underlying components of reading comprehension. Participants will construct a model to link reading comprehension processes, and use it both to recognize and interpret language and reading comprehension difficulties, and to develop a larger toolbox of strategies for explicitly teaching reading comprehension to diverse learners. The course will include a review current research on reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension instruction.