Ensuring Reader Comprehension

with Informational Text in Grades 3-5

Empowering Teachers with Proven Strategies to Support Student Learning

As more emphasis is put on informational text, it is imperative that elementary students gain the specific skills for reading and comprehending expository text.

Students also need modeling and guidance in informational writing so they can convey their ideas in a clear, organized manner.

Teachers are often frustrated with how to help their students with these vital literacy skills with engaging techniques that will set them up for success now and later.


Julie Monetta, SIEC Director of Educator Support, is here to guide and support ALL teachers by demonstrating and sharing her expertise in these areas. Find out how to assist your students with these vital skills at the same time that you're teaching content.


Participants can expect the following takeaways and helps for the classroom:

  • Introduction to the six text structures, with a method to make them comprehensible to students.
  • Signal and transition words that assist with reading and writing
  • How to recognize author's purpose and main text structure, making it easier to determine important information
  • How to take notes
  • Guiding students in how to organize and plan their thinking for effective writing
  • Using writing exemplars to support student writing
  • Comprehending and making notes of speeches and other spoken input




Interested and wanting to learn more? Register today for this upcoming workshop on February 8, 2018 at the Southern Indiana Education Center.

Thursday, Feb. 8th 2018 at 9am-3pm

Southern Indiana Education Center 1102 Tree Lane Drive, Jasper, IN 47546

*This workshop is for all teachers in grades 3 through 5.

*All times are Eastern time zone.

*Lunch is included in the registration.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Growth Points.

*All participants should bring a laptop to use during the session.

*Registration fee is $75 per person for ESC members ($100 nonmembers)

*See registration link below.