Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Building Comprehension

3. Building Comprehension

How can teachers advance students' comprehension before, during, and after reading? In this session, literacy expert Nell Duke defines comprehension and reviews the multiple strategies proficient readers use. You will learn how to use explicit instruction that promotes active, thoughtful learning.

Nell Duke"I don't think there's any goal we have for students that's greater than the goal of having them be able to make meaning from, and critically evaluate, the text that they're going to experience and encounter throughout their lives."

Nell Duke
Associate Professor of Education
Michigan State University

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Learning Goals

At the end of this session, you will understand how to:

  • identify the components of effective reading comprehension
  • support students' comprehension before, during, and after reading
  • provide opportunities for reading and responding to text
  • encourage critical and thoughtful response to text

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