Grounded in a well-established model of reading through a Response to Intervention (RTI) lens, this session will explore evidence-aligned practices to support all students' reading skills.
The presenter will reflect upon what we know from decades of research about how kids learn to read, including what skills and knowledge are predictive of advanced reading proficiency and what instructional strategies are most effective. Additionally, the presenter will share key components of reading instruction, associated developmental progressions, and age-appropriate and evidence-aligned resources. Lastly, this session will focus on the use of efficient and reliable assessment tools that allow for screening and ongoing progress monitoring to get a sense of where all students are at, to drive responsive, differentiated instruction, and in some cases, to make informed decisions on which students may benefit from supplemental instruction and/or intervention.
For all educators to be validated within their current understanding of literacy instruction (and associated practices), while encouraging wonderings and inquiry mindsets for how we might be more purposeful, explicit, and responsive with our reading instruction moving forward.