About the webcast
Instruction in reading comprehension should be a productive and satisfying experience for students and teachers. Learn five critical factors that impact reading comprehension: prior knowledge/preconceptions, interest, intention, focus, and reflection.
Rather than attempting to simplify or segment comprehension into a series of sub-behaviors, we need to embrace the complexity and dynamic nature of the comprehension experience. By attending to these five critical factors within a culture of rich discussion, the comprehension of text is dramatically deepened and enhanced.
Includes examples of student and teacher discussions that lead to deep comprehension. A variety of instructional frameworks dealing with comprehension and metacognition are provided.
About the presenter W. Dorsey Hammond is a professor at the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, Salisbury University in Maryland, and a professor of reading and language arts at Oakland University in Michigan.
His areas of literacy expertise include comprehension, vocabulary development, diagnosis and correction, and literacy education. He also works with public school administrators and teachers to reform and improve literacy teaching and learning in schools. Hammond is a popular conference speaker and respected author.
Among his numerous publications are an edited book entitled Early Literacy Instruction for the New Millennium, and The Comprehension Experience: Engaging Readers Through Effective Inquiry and Instruction, co-authored with Denise D. Nessel.
Length of Session Approximately 90 minutes
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