Structured Literacy: Strategies for At-Risk and Struggling Readers Presented by L. Spear-Swerling
October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Oct. 22, 3:00 EST/2:00 CT Structured Literacy approaches are receiving increasing attention for their effectiveness in helping at-risk and poor readers learn to read and write well. Join literacy expert Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling as she discusses the key features and content of Structured Literacy approaches, examines the myths surrounding Structured Literacy, and shares some examples of Structured Literacy activities and techniques that educators can use immediately in the classroom.
Attendees will learn:
- Some ways that Structured Literacy (SL) approaches differ from other approaches to teaching literacy
- Why SL approaches are especially valuable for at-risk and poor readers
- Why incorporating certain features of SL into general education programs could benefit many children, not only poor readers
- Some sample SL activities for teaching decoding, spelling, text reading, and written expression
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