The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
Understanding the Multidimensional Nature of Reading Comprehension

Dates: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Instructor: Nicole Hertz, MS and Alexis Pochna, EdM 
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: K - 5 
*SoR Connection
Price: $90

Why this course:

Reading comprehension is a complex, active process that can be widely misunderstood. The term ‘reading comprehension’ does not pertain to a single skill but instead requires students to apply content and context knowledge, vocabulary, and a comprehensive set of skills. This workshop explains reading comprehension through a research-based, integrated approach and outlines instructional implications and strategies for the classroom. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the integrated, multidimensional nature of reading comprehension 
  • Examine the components that contribute to comprehension including background knowledge, text structure, language, and vocabulary 
  • Acquire skills and strategies that can be applied in authentic reading contexts across a range of texts 
  • Learn comprehension monitoring techniques
  • Gain program agnostic instructional practices and routines  
  • Fall Course
  • WI Virtual