Join us in our workshop as we share how to use the Notice and Note Signposts for fiction and nonfiction as a way to empower readers. Participants who have not yet used the Signposts will receive a brief overview; participants skilled with the Signposts will learn new ways to use them. We’ll discuss both fiction and nonfiction and provide examples that are appropriate for face-to-face instruction or distanced instruction. We’ll move into complex texts as well as visit how picture story books provide a good introduction for students. Join us as we share how to help students discover the power of a literate life.
Fluency in reading has been found, through scientific research, to be a critical competency for successful reading. Despite its importance many students fail to achieve sufficiently in fluency and many teachers do not feel completely comfortable in their knowledge and instruction of fluency. In this presentation, Dr. Tim Rasinski will provide theoretical and research background and definition to fluency. He will share effective and engaging strategies for teaching this essential reading component that will move students toward better comprehension and greater proficiency in reading.