Gain an understanding of reading fluency and its vital role in reading comprehension through one face-to-face session and two online sessions.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- ELA teachers of students who read at GLE 0-3
Evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) is a set of practices for teaching the four essential components of reading (alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) that research has proven to increase adult learners' reading achievement.
The three-part professional development (PD) offering focuses on fluency:
- Part 1 (face-to-face, 5 PD hours): Hear about and experience why fluency is so essential to reading success for adult learners; develop a solid, foundational understanding of how to provide this to students; and leave with concrete next steps.
- Part 2 and 3 (online, 1.5 PD hours each): Learn further concrete steps and discuss the strategies and practices you have implemented, sharing successes, challenges, and lingering questions with your colleagues in the course.
Note: Completion of all three parts is required in order to earn any PD hours.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Define reading fluency and explain why a lack of it cripples comprehension
- Access a variety of instructional strategies and materials that are engaging and relevant to learners' needs
- Plan to implement direct and explicit instruction, using the most relevant EBRI techniques for strengthening the reading fluency of beginner-level students
- Discuss strategies to continually gauge the effectiveness of your instruction by formatively assessing and monitoring your student's progress
- Required: Overview of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and Diagnostic Assessment of Reading. Current dates and registration information are at the ELA PD Events page.
- Recommended: The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA.
- As with all ELA PD, you may find it useful to view this 19-minute video introducing the CCRSAE for ELA.