Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Reading Fluency: From Words to Passages – Summer Institute 2019

This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week

This course presents a discussion and analysis of reading fluency and the components which comprise it. Skills that help build automaticity at the word level, improve accuracy, and develop prosody (phrasing and expression) of connected text will be discussed. In addition, error recording and analysis will be practiced, and selected fluency strategies will be summarized and practiced. Finally, activities to enhance students’ reading fluency at the word, phrase, and passage level will be presented. This course is designed for teachers who desire practical strategies to enhance the reading fluency of their learners.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • summarize the importance of oral reading fluency in building a connection between basic reading skills and reading comprehension
  • develop ways to record reading miscues to accurately and consistently track and handle errors
  • identify various strategies that address accuracy, phrasing, and/or expression difficulties depending on the student’s particular needs
  • summarize strategies for handling student errors
  • develop an effective lesson plan based on a student’s reading errors, rate, and difficulties with phrasing and expression

 

LEVEL

This course is appropriate for educators at the elementary and middle school levels.

 

GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION

Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course.

 

This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
1.0 ASHA CEUs (optional)
Dates/Time Price
July 10-11, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm
$300

Teachers Say...

"This seminar was even more than I expected. I am so impressed with the quality of my instructor and materials provided! This entire program is just what I was looking for!"

Nancy W. Cole

About the Instructor

Meghan Sebens

Meghan is the reading supervisor, testing coordinator, and an academic advisor at Landmark’s Elementary•Middle School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Macalester College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College. Meghan has taught a variety of subjects at the middle and high school levels during her time at Landmark.

 

Disclosures

Financial: Mrs. Sebens receives a speaking fee and may receive compensation for follow-up consultation work relating to her presentation.

Nonfinancial: Mrs. Sebens serves on the Landmark School Board of Trustees as a faculty representative.

Sign up for Free Landmark Teaching Strategies

Landmark’s Free Language-Based Teaching e-Resource

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our latest strategy

Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Word Study

Phonemic awareness and phonics are two foundational prerequisite skills for reading development, but current research suggests that word study may be a more appropriate approach for older students.