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Closer Reading for Deeper Learning

March 15, 2023
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ET

Close reading is a habit of mind good readers employ when reading complex text. In this webinar, Carol Jago, member-at-large on the ILA Board of Directors, and Nawal Qarooni, founder of NQC Literacy, will demonstrate how modeling the process of close reading with complex visual texts can open otherwise opaque literature for readers. They will introduce participants to the latest high-quality titles in children’s and adolescent literature that are sure to pique students’ interest, explore instructional moves that encourage analytical risk-taking, and demonstrate methods for kindling the love of reading while strengthening reading skills.

Registration is required to attend the live event and watch the recording. Please note that the live event will be accessible only to the first 300 attendees who log in on the day of the event.

ILA Digital Events fees are nonrefundable. ILA reserves the right to make presenter substitutions if necessary due to extenuating circumstances.

The views expressed in presentations made at ILA Intensives or other ILA events are those of the speaker and not necessarily of ILA. Likewise, sponsorship of ILA Intensives or other ILA events does not express or imply ILA approval or endorsement of the sponsor’s products, services, and/or views.


Comprehension Skills That Grow Strategic Readers

March 15, 2023
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ET

Comprehension begins with a literal understanding of what’s being read, but to grow as readers, students must then develop skills and strategies that allow them to become active and critical consumers of text.

In this ILA Intensive, speakers will share new perspectives on how to teach those skills and strategies and offer concrete ideas for classroom application.

Takeaways include:

  • Examples of structured dialogue that assess deeper levels of comprehension
  • Ideas for building knowledge and empathy using authentic texts and diverse books
  • Activities that encourage learners to connect new knowledge to their lived experiences
  • Ways to layer instructional approaches for more meaningful engagement and greater gains

Hosted by Alida Hudson, recipient of the ILA 2022 Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award, the program features a keynote by Gina Cervetti and sessions from Lakeisha Johnson and Wayne Tennent.

Who should register: Classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, university faculty, and preservice educators

Your registration gives you access to both the live event and the on-demand recording, which will be available to you through September 30, 2023.


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