Event Summary


Instructional Level or Challenging Text: Too Hard or Not Hard Enough?

Date: May 3, 2020

Time: 05:00PM - 06:00PM

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For decades, teachers have been told that it is important to match books to children’s reading levels to facilitate learning. But how effective is this practice? In this ILA Digital Event, Timothy Shanahan will explore the research on instructional level and teaching with complex text—and share a different approach more likely to help children to read better.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will know what research has to say about the instructional reading level and its role in teaching reading.
  • Participants will gain a new definition of reading comprehension instruction.
  • Participants will learn some ways of teaching students to learn effectively from grade-level texts.

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