Scaffolding Reading Comprehension of Narrative, Argumentative, and Informative Text
3 Part eSeminar - On Demand with Anita Archer

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Program Overview

Dr. Archer will present research-validated procedures for scaffolding reading comprehension of narrative, argumentative, and informative text that can be used BEFORE reading a passage (e.g., teaching the meaning of unknown vocabulary, teaching or activating critical background knowledge, and previewing passages), DURING passage reading (e.g., asking text-dependent questions, scaffolding higher order questions, having students generate questions, teaching comprehension strategies) and AFTER reading a passage (e.g., leading students in a discussion of the passage, summarizing information using graphic organizers, introducing strategies for responding to written questions, having students write a summary or comparison of the passage.)

Dr. Archer will model each of the practices and illustrate the application of these procedures to example passages.

Program Content Description

Webinar 1: Before Passage Reading Instructional Strategies
  • Teaching pronunciation and meaning of critical vocabulary
  • Teaching and activating critical background knowledge
  • Previewing informative text

Webinar 2: During Passage Reading Instructional Strategies
  • Alternative passage reading procedures
  • Close reading procedures
  • Asking text-dependent questions
  • Scaffolding comprehension questions
  • Teaching students to develop comprehension questions
  • Teaching students narrative and informative comprehension strategies

Webinar 3: After Passage Reading Instructional Strategies
  • Structuring discussions
  • Use of graphic organizers to summarize content
  • Responding to written questions
  • Writing summaries and comparisons

What is an "On Demand eSeminar"?

An On Demand eSeminar is a recorded presentation, available 24/7 from any computer you choose. When you register for an On Demand eSeminar you can view the entire presentation, or parts of the presentation as many times as you wish. You can stop, go back, and review pieces that you would like to focus on. You can even watch part of the presentation at your office, stop and come back to it later at home to finish.


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Fees and Registration

$49.00 per person
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