About the webcast We now have several studies demonstrating that every child could be reading on grade level by the end of first grade. Unfortunately, there seems to be not a single school system in the U.S. employing the findings of these studies. What it all comes down to is that some kids need early access to substantially more-intensive and more-expert reading instruction than is available generally. The studies focus both on providing added reading instruction by expert specialist teachers and the potential of providing powerful professional development for kindergarten and first-grade teachers as potential solutions for America’s reading problems.
About the presenter Richard Allington is a professor of education at the University of Tennessee. He was an elementary school classroom teacher and a Title I director in poor rural schools prior to beginning his career as a teacher educator and instructional researcher. His research interests include reading/learning disabilities and effective instruction, especially in classroom settings. His publications include over 100 articles, chapters, monographs, and books. He served or serves on the editorial advisory boards of Reading Research Quarterly, Review of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Teacher, Elementary School Journal, Journal of Literacy Research, and Remedial and Special Education.
Length of Session Approximately 90 minutes
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