Readers more easily comprehend nonfiction texts when they have the knowledge and know-how to execute six essential skills.
But to apply these skills independently, students need explicit instruction that goes beyond a read aloud.
During this free, 90-minute virtual workshop, author and educator Kristina Smekens will identify the six skills every reader needs in order to comprehend informational text. But beyond simply naming the proficiencies, Kristina will also share practical, ready-to-use strategies to begin teaching these crucial skills right away.
Whether you work with early learners, strugglers, or career-ready high achievers, the skills required for comprehending nonfiction text are universal. These same skills apply to simple or complex text read across all grade levels.
Within this engaging professional learning session, you will acquire a scaffold of lesson ideas per skill that can be implemented at any grade level.