The building blocks to effective reading comprehension begin in the primary grades with explicit instruction, teacher modeling and lots of guided practice. Under this umbrella, participants will learn to teach reading comprehension, geared specifically for the needs of ELLs, through effective strategy that builds student capacity. Story structure, graphic representation, reciprocal questioning, retelling and summarizing are some of the approaches under study. All strategies overviewed will include tools for implementation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire and apply the skills needed to effectively teach reading comprehension in primary grades for ELLs.
  • Plan for and implement with strategy that builds student capacity through teacher modeling, guided practice.