The topic of this talk by Dr. Richard Sparks is The Simple View of Reading and its Implications for Reading Instruction.
At previous live events, The Reading League has introduced the Simple View of Reading, a model of reading comprehension showing that two things are required to comprehend written text: word decoding and language comprehension. Beginning readers comprehend spoken language, and we know that the primary task in teaching reading is mapping print onto spoken language...but did you know that there are four different kinds of readers who manifest difficulties in either decoding and/or language comprehension? In this session, Dr. Sparks will provide an in-depth discussion of the Simple View - helping you to distinguish these readers, understand the implications for our instruction, and....
....the application for second language learners!
This live event is perfect for all educators: classroom teachers at all levels, ENL teachers, foreign language teachers, special educators, administrators, school psychologists, and more!
For this event please plan on arriving a few minutes earlier than normal if you'd like to buy something to eat from the food truck that will be happily providing a quick bite to eat...if you have a few dollars left, you can use them to buy a raffle ticket and support The Reading League's ability to provide high quality, teacher-requested professional development free of charge.
As with all live Reading League events, 2.5 hours of CTLE credit will be provided. This event will qualify under NYSED's English Language Learner category.
PLEASE - PLEASE only register for this event if you are certain you can attend. "No shows" result in lost chances for those who would like to have attended as well as expenses and lost volunteer time in planning, printing, toner, etc. Space is always limited, so if you register and become unable to attend, please let us know at least a few days in advance. Thank you.