LETRS AND THE FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Hosted by: Tonasket School District

Module 4 & 6 - Fee $50 per module


Module 4: the Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language


This module emphasizes the importance of word meanings for reading comprehension and reviews many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Beginning with an overview of the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the roles of home language, reading aloud, verbal modeling in the classroom, and independents reading in vocabulary development are explored. Many methods for teaching breadth and depth of word knowledge are introduced and practiced.


Module 6: Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension

This module discusses and illustrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that influence reading comprehension outcomes. Teachers are helped to anticipate the cognitive and linguistic challenges students face as the read narrative and expository text. Participants examine the text, reader, task, and context variables that have an impact on comprehension. They also analyze the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and discourse levels; consider how inferences are made; and learn how to foster the metacognitive and strategic skills that good readers employ.

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Workshop Information

Presented by Shanna Brooks

Experienced Certified LETRS Trainer


Location: Tonasket School District Office Board Room

Open to all K-5 Teachers, Coaches and Para Educators


The course will be fast paced, empowering, and well worth your time.


LETRS Module 4

Saturday February 20, 2016 8:30 am - 4:00 pm



LETRS Module 6

Saturday March 12, 2016 8:30 am - 4:00 pm