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Comprehension Strategy Instruction for K-3 Students


Developed by Gretchen Owocki
Based on the PD resource, Comprehension: Strategic Instruction for K-3 Children
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K-3

The ultimate goal for teaching comprehension is to support children in fully experiencing the world of text. This seminar guides K–3 teachers through an exploration of the processes involved in comprehending, and through an exploration of practical teaching ideas for supporting comprehension through whole-class and small-group instruction, literature circles, partner reading, and independent reading.

Participants will explore and discuss a teaching framework that involves modeling and teaching about comprehension processes, scaffolding children's use of comprehension strategies, and supporting varied forms of literature response. They will discuss ways to link instruction to assessment and make decisions based on systematic evaluation and develop and evaluate a lesson plan for teaching any comprehension strategy.

Course Goals:

  • Explore the processes and strategies involved in comprehending a text
  • Explore and discuss a teaching framework that involves modeling and teaching about comprehension processes, scaffolding children's use of comprehension strategies, and supporting varied forms of literature response
  • Develop and evaluate a lesson plan focused on teaching a comprehension strategy
  • Develop understandings about comprehension assessment and evaluation; explore a framework for making teaching decisions that are based on systematic evaluation
  • Learn how to use literature circles as a medium for encouraging students to deeply explore texts
  • Explore literature that can be used to teach various comprehension strategies.

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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