Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W47
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Effective Reading Strategies for Adolescent Learners
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
4C-1 (Convention Center)
Area: EDC/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Nancy Marchand-Martella, Ph.D.
NANCY MARCHAND-MARTELLA (Eastern Washington University), RONALD C. MARTELLA (Eastern Washington University), AMEDEE M. MARTELLA (Mead High School)
Description: This workshop will focus on the elements of effective adolescent literacy instruction. Specifically, participants will learn about the top five elements of reading for this population of students including word study, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation. Strategies and programs designed to teach skills and promote learning in these areas will be highlighted. An emphasis will be placed on systematic and explicit instruction. Recommendations of how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners will be covered as well. Study and test-taking strategies to promote academic success will be discussed. Participants will learn about the Common Core State Standards as they relate to accessing literature and informational text.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Identify the elements of effective adolescent literacy instruction

Identify programs and strategies to help adolescents acquire important skills in reading

Identify systematic and explicit instruction

Differentiate instruction in the area of reading

Identify study and test-taking strategies for older students

Identify the Common Core State Standards as they relate to reading

Activities: Students will participate in discussion, practice using skills and strategies, and design an adolescent literacy program.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for teachers, educators, and practitioners.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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