The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
Oral Language: The Gateway to Comprehension

Dates: April 18, 2024
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Instructor: Mindy Bridges, PhD, CCC-SLP
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators, Parents/Caregivers 
Grades: K-8
Price: $120

Strong oral language skills underpin the application of word reading strategies, background knowledge, comprehension strategies, and syntax/ grammar rules and generalizations. Learn to leverage oral language experiences in the classroom to enhance reading comprehension in learners of all ages.

  • Define and describe the three oral language domains of form, content, and use
  • Understand the role of oral language experiences in reading development from decoding to comprehension
  • Build vocabulary and syntactic knowledge to support literacy skills
  • Facilitate oral language development and oral discourse to boost comprehension of increasingly complex texts across content areas
  • Spring Course
  • WI Virtual