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  • Reading and Language Skills
NEW! Strategies for Building Metacognition and Comprehension

Date: May 16
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Ness, PhD
Grades: K – 5
Audience Codes: A/E/ SoR
Price: $120

Why this workshop:

Purposeful readers think about their own reading as they navigate through text and use one or more metacognitive strategies to understand the content and language. As research shows, when readers are equipped with a host of strategies and can readily select the ones that best serve the moment, their comprehension improves.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the theory and research supporting comprehension monitoring
  • Learn effective think aloud strategies for classroom implementation including asking questions, inferencing, summarizing and synthesizing, and monitoring text
  • Practice a three-step think aloud strategy to teach students to monitor their comprehension, which can be implemented across grade level, text genre, and content areas
  • Use a gradual release of responsibility to build student independence in metacognition
  • Utilize a menu of effective language prompts and sentence starters intended to promote deep thinking and independent reading.

Note: This workshop will feature strategies featured in Dr. Ness’s upcoming book, scheduled to release in late 2023.

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