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Inferring: The Heartbeat of Comprehension
$75.00 USD

About the webcast
Comprehending beyond the literal level of texts is important. And inferring is a big part of being able to comprehend deeply. But how do we teach students about inferring? Participants will first learn how inferring fits into the complex reading processing system and then become better acquainted with the concept of inferring as they reflect on themselves as readers. Throughout the webcast they will begin to see inferring opportunities in all levels of texts as they learn to teach students to dig deeper into the articles, stories, and books they read.

The presenters will share how they teach students to naturally infer as they read. They will share modeled lessons, shared demonstrations, and suggestions for guided practice with a variety of fiction picture books, nonfiction texts, and poetry. Viewers will walk away with a wealth of ideas for getting students to infer in a multitude of ways. Though inferring opportunities can be found in almost every type of text, teachers will receive a list of picture books that fit with the topic. Includes downloadable handouts.

About the presenter

Pat Johnson is a literacy consultant at Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, VA. She has supported both students and teachers as an elementary reading teacher for 25 years. Pat is a Reading Recovery-trained teacher and has served as an adjunct faculty member for George Mason University. As a literacy consultant, Pat provides staff development for various school districts nationwide and has presented at state and national conferences. She is the author of One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time with Struggling Readers, K-6 and co-author with Katie Keier of Catching Readers Before They Fall, both from Stenhouse Publishers.

Katie Keier is a literacy specialist at Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, VA, and an adjunct faculty member for American University. She has been a teacher for 19 years — teaching, learning, and playing with children in Grades 1-8. A National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy, her expertise and interests lie in early literacy instruction and how children learn through multiple modalities. She is also interested in arts integration, critical literacy, creating a strong classroom community, and children's literature.Catching Readers Before They Fall is Katie's first book.

Length of Session
Approximately 90 minutes

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