On February 14 and 15, 2006, the Center on Instruction hosted a two-day workshop for Regional Comprehensive Centers staff on the topic K-12 literacy. The first day focused on beginning reading instruction (K-3) while the second day focused on adolescent literacy (grades 4-12). The training presented strategies for supporting literacy problems for average and struggling readers and research-based strategies for literacy instruction and content enhancement. PowerPoint presentations by presenters Dr. Joe Torgesen and Dr. Marcia Kosanovich of the Florida Center for Reading Research, Dr. Nell Duke of Michigan State University and the Literacy Achievement Research Center, Dr. John Guthrie of the University of Maryland, and Dr. Keith Lenz of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning are available below for downloading.
Adolescent Literacy An overview of skill and knowledge requirements
Planning a School-Wide Approach to Promoting Adolescent Literacy
Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students Who Are Learning to Read Challenges in Curricularizing Comprehension In the Primary Grades
The Scientific Underpinnings of Current Recommendations for Reading Instruction in Grades K-3
What we know about the impact of intensive interventions with older students