Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Reading Comprehension: Helping Readers Make Meaning from Text, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



When students have mastered decoding at a point of automaticity and read fluently with prosody, but still struggle with comprehension, what do we do? This 2-day seminar will provide participants with an opportunity to organize their thinking and explore instructional strategies that may support those readers who appear available to make meaning from text, yet face challenges doing so. We will use lectures to drive discussions, case studies to connect to real students, and explore how students can make their thinking visible to communicate their understanding or lack of.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand variables that lead to and support reading comprehension
  • Identify target areas of remediation / direct instruction
  • Think about how to assess / tease-out student understanding



This course is appropriate for educators who work with all grade levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 11-12, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Adam Hickey, Ed.M., M.S.Ed.

Adam is currently the Landmark School research coordinator and a Landmark Outreach consultant. Previously, Adam taught American literature in addition to his administrative role as an academic advisor. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the influence of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Simmons University. Adam is a licensed reading specialist and moderate special needs educator.

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