CHOOSING AND USING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FOR
COMPREHENSION INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY GRADES
(Grades K – 5)
PRESENTED BY SUSAN THACKER-GWALTNEY
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
REGISTRATION FOR THE MARCH 8 SESSION OF THIS CONFERENCE IS CLOSED
CONTACT LIZA SCALLET TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THE MARCH 8 CONFERENCE SESSION
This training focuses on how to select and use engaging children’s literature in the K-5 classroom to build students’ oral and written vocabulary and comprehension skills during whole group and small group instruction. Using a gradual release model, participants will practice using a variety of interactive read-alouds and follow-up guided practice to infuse vocabulary and comprehension strategies and skills into the classroom. Research-based principles of effective comprehension instruction will be fused with practical classroom activities as we explore fiction and nonfiction genres. Participants will leave with lists of titles and hands-on and practical strategies they can use to support the development of comprehension in the primary grades.
Susan Thacker-Gwaltney, M.Ed., ABD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. She has presented numerous trainings in the areas of classroom reading instruction and designing interventions for struggling readers. A former special educator and reading specialist, she teaches graduate courses, advises graduate students in Hampton Roads, and oversees the noncredit professional development opportunities for UVA’s Reading@Curry while finishing her doctoral studies in reading.
$129 for VSUP Members
$169 for Non-Members
Fee includes parking, breakfast, and lunch
Pre-Payment Is Not Required
Notification of cancellation must be received by the VSUP Conference Coordinator, Liza Scallet (firstname.lastname@example.org), at least
FIVE DAYS before the event is held, or you will be billed in full.
Friday, February 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration & Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
All registered participants will receive an email
with event details in the week prior to the conference
THE HOLIDAY INN
1901 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901
$109 plus tax (Single or Double)
Call Hotel directly and ask for the “UVA room rate”
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CONTACT LIZA SCALLET TO BE PUT ON WAITING LIST
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Notification of cancellation must be sent by email to Liza Scallet at least FIVE BUSINESS DAYS before the event is held . . . or the registration fees will be billed in full.
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