Reading Between the Lines

Making Inferences, Synthesizing, & Analyzing Texts

June 22, 2022 9AM to 12 PM CDT ONLINE

Teaching Students to Make Inferences

In this interactive seminar, educators will learn ways to get students engaged in making inferences before, during, and after reading any text. We will talk about direct instruction and practicing the skills related to synthesizing text information and utilizing background knowledge. We will explore ways proficient readers think about the author's intentions and their use of structure, literary elements, and much more! Empower your students to participate in productive discussions with peers and take in new, or different, perspectives. Challenge your students to write short answer responses that include elements from their favorite authors. Inspire students to read and write using favored authors!

Designed for Grades K-12

Benefits of Attending

1. Learn ways to release the thinking responsibility to your students! Whoever does the thinking, does the learning

2. Focus on analysis level thinking! Learn ways to get students actively engaged and in critical levels of thinking to deepen their understanding of a text

3. Walk away with easy to implement instructional strategies that promote synthesizing, inferencing, and drawing conclusions

4. Learn the various ways that students must be able to make inferences and draw conclusions about a text

5. Explore and connect with research strategies (Marzano & Hattie) on analysis thinking and how readers must be in analysis to have deep understanding of new concepts and skills.

6. See ways to interact with a text through close reading.

7. Walk away ready to integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as science and social studies content

8. Learn ways to help students build and use their background knowledge to improve their


9. Discover reading resources, including multi-modal texts you can use immediately with your students

10. AND much more!


"Ideas that can be implemented day 1! " - Thelma

"I learned so much! We should be looking at author's purpose everyday and connecting it to the theme of the story/passage." -Victoria 4th Grade Teacher

"Powerful strategies that I can use with my students. Walking away full of ideas." -Tracy

"Fun and energetic training! Loved singing and role playing out the ideas presented." -Maria

Meet the Presenter

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 31 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including Literacy Instruction, Guided Math Instruction, RTI, technology, reading, writing, and strategies for highly effective teachers. Ms. Harmon works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. In addition to consulting, she works with the Bureau of Education and Research.

Registration Information

June 22, 2022



$99 per participant

3 Hours of Professional Development Credit Will Be Earned

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We provide virtual & onsite seminars for districts. Our trainings can be customized to meet the specific needs of your students and staff. Contact our us for more information on the trainings and rates! (210) 218-1723