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NEW: Narrative Comprehension for Middle School Students

Instructor: Mindy Bridges, PhD
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Fee: $120 

Oral language skills are important for good reading comprehension, and one critical marker of comprehension is the ability to tell and comprehend narratives (Catts et al., 2001). We know that the ability to understand text depends on a student’s ability to establish logical causal connections among events (Trabasso & van den Broek, 1985). Research has shown that narrative language instruction can impact a child’s ability to tell and understand stories. Narrative instruction can also focus on specific language skills, such as vocabulary, morphology, and syntax at the sentence level within text.

Mindy Bridges, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Hearing and Speech Department at University of Kansas Medical Center, will provide information related to the structure of narratives and provide best practices for classroom instruction and intervention. Educators can use the information to help them provide effective implementation of narrative language instruction for students in grades 5 – 8.

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