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May 10, 2018 Live Event

  • Fulton Junior High School 129 Curtis Street Fulton, NY, 13069 United States (map)

The Reading League is delighted to welcome Dr. Richard Sparks, professor emeritus, from Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio. Dr. Sparks has published extensively in the areas of foreign language learning, reading and language disability, and The Simple View of Reading. He submitted a proposal for The Reading League's fall 2017 conference, and the reviewers asked him if he would instead present his topic at a live Reading League event...we are so honored that he agreed to do so!

The topic of this talk 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? This session 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. 

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