Overview

The Science of Reading: Questions that Enhance Students' Reading Comprehension
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The Science of Reading: Questions that Enhance Students' Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is often called the purpose of reading, and it is also incredibly complex. When students seek to comprehend a text, they link sound patterns to letters, decode, recognize words by sight, engage background knowledge, understand vocabulary, make inferences, and use literacy knowledge… all at the same time and instantaneously. In this course, participants will learn about current research in reading comprehension, including the science of reading and balanced literacy, and the factors that impact how we make sense of what we read. Participants will then use those understandings to develop question-based teaching practices that support readers.

Instructor Bios

PDT-TchLA-22

The Science of Reading: Questions that Enhance Students' Reading Comprehension

  • Bethany Silva

    Bethany Silva is a research assistant professor of education and director of the Community Literacy Center at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Silva earned her Ed.D. in reading, writing and literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Dr. Silva's research looks at diverse groups of teens' digital writing processes in out of school settings. Dr. Silva has co-directed multiple practitioner inquiry groups that seek to recognize and honor the professional knowledge that educators bring to their work with youth and adults. In honor of her work with youth writing programs and practitioner inquiry groups, Dr. Silva won the 2017 Philadelphia Writing Project Award for outstanding commitment to practitioner inquiry and literacy instructional leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. In her role as director of the Community Literacy Center, she collaborates with professors, teachers, youth and families to nurture New Hampshire's literacy network. Her research focuses on developing and sustaining literacy programming that values the many ways individuals and communities engage with literacy in pursuit of their goals.

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
Bethany Silva
169.00 Tuition
6
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Guild Discount
50% off
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