The How of Reading Instruction in a classical education
About the Workshop
This workshop will focus on the subject matter that occupies a significant place in the Grammar School curriculum: reading. To teach reading well, you must have a good deal of knowledge about how reading “works” so that you can analyze students’ needs, successes, and difficulties with it. Teacher preparation and knowledge are fundamental to reading achievement. While being knowledgeable of best practices is important, an understanding of how the brain functions during the reading process is equally necessary for effective reading instruction. Together, we will discuss these best practices, as well as why a systematic phonetic approach to reading instruction is classical, brain-based, and effective. We will address the obstacles that get in the way of the reading process and how to come alongside struggling readers. Practical strategies for providing this necessary support in the Grammar School classroom will be shared. We will also discuss the importance of reading throughout the Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric stages. Participants will leave knowing how to apply their knowledge of reading development into effective instructional practices.
We will address the following essential questions:
- How can we establish a strong reading environment in the Grammar School?
- How do we train faculty in the science of reading?
- How can we assess students’ reading progress and act on that information in our teaching?
- What types of instructional and intervention strategies help students reach those goals?
Our learning will include both what reading is about as well as how to assess and teach it. Throughout our inquiry together, we will develop defensible reasons to support why we teach reading in particular ways.
Meeting Dates and Times: Tuesdays starting September 6 through October 11 at 11:00am CST
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Reading Instruction workshop
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