Science of Reading and Writing - A Four Part Series
Dr Teresa Bowe - betweenthecoversofabook
Jan 22nd - Feb 26th
The Science of Reading is a large, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading, which has been conducted over the past five decades. Using this research, we can learn how proficient reading and writing develops, why some students struggle, and how we can provide the most effective instruction to support all learners. In this series we will explore what effective research-based instruction looks like in the middle and senior classes.
Science of Reading in the Middle and Senior Classes: Word Recognition
January 22nd 5pm
We begin our journey by exploring what the science of reading tells us about how reading is processed in the brain, in addition to considering models of reading. In this session we will look at decoding and fluency instruction in the middle and senior classes. Practical guidance will be given for whole class and differentiated instruction for struggling readers.
Science of Reading in the Middle and Senior Classes: Language Comprehension
January 29th 5pm
In our second session we will explore the development of background knowledge, vocabulary and comprehension. We will consider how to structure robust routines to develop academic language and discourse. Practical guidance will be given for whole class and differentiated instruction.
Science of Writing in the Middle and Senior Classes: Writing
February 19th 7pm
In our third session we will explore what research tells us about effective writing instruction. Through exploration of The Writing Rope, we will consider how writing can be developed across all curricular areas. Practical guidance will be given to meaningfully integrate writing into reading lessons.
Science of Reading in the Middle and Senior Classes: Spelling
February 26th 7pm
Our final session considers what research has to tell us about spelling instruction in the middle and senior class. Assessment screeners will be explored to identify starting points for instruction. Participants will learn how to interpret screener data and provide differentiated instruction accordingly. Practical guidance will be given for whole class and differentiated instruction.
Dr Treasa Bowe is a primary school teacher from Cork with over 23 years teaching experience, both in Ireland and Los Angeles, California .
Across her career, Treasa has had keen and special interest in the area of literacy with her Masters research centred on Comprehension Strategy Instruction (CSI). Treasa was a member of the team that developed the highly regarded comprehension programme Building Bridges of Understanding (Mary Immaculate College, 2009). Treasa’s PhD research focused on the role of on-site continuing professional developing in promoting a whole school approach to CSI. More recently Treasa has become better known to educators on both sides of the Atlantic Instagram as @betweenthecoversofagoodbook , where she shares her extensive knowledge about literacy, and picture books on a daily basis.