Improving Comprehension Through Vocab

by Dr. Barbara Foorman

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  • Dr. Barbara Foorman
    Dr. Barbara Foorman
    Emerita professor of education, emerita director, Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University

    What’s Missing from K–2 Reading Instruction?

    Release Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

    We know from decades of rigorous research how students learn to read and how they should be taught. Nevertheless, many elements of evidence-based reading instruction are missing from K–2 classrooms. Join this fascinating and applicable discussion with one of education’s most respected researchers, Dr. Barbara Foorman, as she shares the research-based facts about what is often missing and how to rectify that in the school or classroom.

    Dr. Foorman will share a range of helpful curriculum specifics, word-identification strategies, differentiation, and more.

    Listeners will leave this discussion with new understanding of:

    • What's missing in K–2 reading instruction?
    • How to fill the gaps in K–2 reading instruction with evidence-based practices
    • Ways to differentiate instruction so all students learn to read
    • The importance of (a) privileging word-identification strategies over picture and syntactic cues to ensure accurate word identification, and (b) handwriting fluency
    • Strategies to apply in the classroom by using assessment data to form flexible reading groups and to encourage writing in support of reading

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