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Word Learning and Comprehension Strategies: Coming in Close with Independe...

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Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia)

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Research indicates that reading practice is a keystone of success in school and in life. Participants explore their own relationship to reading and understanding how it effects how and what they present to youth. Participants will learn best practices for matching books to readers, reading in depth about a topic, and making critical responses. Participants learn the how to become an advocate for establishing the reading habit by providing a dedicated period for personal reading in their Out-of-School Time programs, communicating with parents, and providing individual coaching using books youth self-select. Sources for building book collections will be reviewed. Session includes training on reading strategies that readers at different levels need.

Course Objectives. Participants will:

  • Explore our relationship to reading
  • Explore relevant research about independent reading
  • Identify opportunities for independent reading
  • Learn reading strategies to teach youth
  • Identify independent reading resources
  • Build ideas for creating an engaged community of learners

Target Audience: Group Leaders, Teachers, Site Directors, Curriculum Developers, Parent Leaders serving students in grades K-8


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Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia)

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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