Comprehension Construction Zone: A Blueprint for Instruction October 25, 2019
This workshop continues our focus on Structured Literacy™ principles of direct, explicit, systematic, and diagnostic instruction. Structured Literacy integrates instruction in phonology, sound-symbol relationships, syllables, morphology, syntax, and semantics. All of these layers of language support reading comprehension. Syntax (grammar) and semantics (meaning of words within text) are the building blocks for sentence comprehension, and they will be addressed in this workshop.
Nancy Hennessy will present strategies for designing and delivering effective reading
comprehension instruction for all students. These
strategies are particularly important for at-risk students, including those with dyslexia. Attendees will receive 6 hours of professional development and session materials from conference.
Explore why and how to use evidence informed strategies for developing vocabulary knowledge, sentence comprehension, use of text structure, background knowledge, and inference making. Attendees will receive 6 hours of professional development and session materials from conference.
Date: October 25, 2019
Time: 8:30-3:30 CDT
Location: MTSU LRC Room 101 or Online Live
Registration Fee: $140 per person (includes conference, materials, parking, and buffet lunch)
Presenter: Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed., LDT-C
Nancy Hennessy is past president of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and recepient of their Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award, She is an experienced teacher and administrator. Hennessy co-authored Module 6 of LETRS, Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension (2nd edition) with Louisa Moats and was a national trainer for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). As an educational consultant, she presents workshops and training courses to educators nationally and internationally.