Participants will explore the historical and current research concerning best practice in helping students make meaning from print. They will identify that oral language is critical in this process, and they will identify benchmarks for oral language that will facilitate reading comprehension. Assessments designed to measure decoding, vocabulary, fluency, listening and reading comprehension will be explored and practiced.
Proposed Required textbooks:
Speech to Print - Language Essentials for Teachers by Louisa Moats
From Talking to Writing - Terril Jennings and Charles Haynes
The Reading Comprehension Blueprint by Nancy Hennessey
Proust and the Squid by Dr. Maryanne Wolf or Language at the Speed of Sight by Seidenberg
Unlocking Literacy by Marcia Henry