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(At Least) 10 Ways to Help Striving Adolescent Readers

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT


EXPERT: Dr. Jason D. DeHart

While attention has increased for young readers who are striving, older readers—students in grades 5–12—need special attention to help gain the literacy skills that will serve them after their academic careers. Our expert teacher Jason DeHart has worked for much of his career with middle and high school students who struggle with reading, and he has some time-honored strategies and skills to share with other educators.

You’ll leave this presentation with a new understanding of how to help older readers who struggle, specifically:

  • How to simultaneously link comprehension and word work
  • Key steps in thinking about how to build literacy engagement with readers across languages
  • How to minimize background knowledge building and include more reading in instruction
  • How to develop lessons around grammar and vocabulary in context so more reading practice can occur
  • Ways to build a comfortable learning environment for the resisting reader
  • Thoughtful steps to use visuals and graphic organizers not as replacements but enhancement for breaking down words
  • Thoughtful ways to use curriculum and resources so teachers are not “reinventing the wheel”
  • Information about the value of developing fluency with older readers, including specific strategies for this work and the role of phonics for older readers
  • Ways to take what we know about younger readers and adapt this work for the adolescent/older reader

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