Structured Literacy for Middle and High School Webinar
October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDA Austin Webinar: Explicit Literacy Instruction for Struggling Middle and High School Students
According to the 2019 NAEP Report Card, 33% of 8th graders in Texas scored below basic in reading skills. How can we re-think explicit literacy instruction to address middle and high school students still struggling with word level reading and spelling? For the older student, this instruction needs to be balanced with lessons in vocabulary and comprehension. Techniques to be discussed include teaching basic skills within syllable types, exploring morphemes for enhanced spelling and vocabulary development, and tying skills to content area for student buy-in. Many ideas for relevant activities will be included.
Nancy Redding, M.Ed. is a Fellow in the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Currently, she conducts teacher trainings in the OG approach to literacy instruction and mentors teachers for certification. She has been a learning specialist at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. Nancy has used the Orton-Gillingham approach in schools and in private practice for over 40 years. She is the co-author with Marcia Henry, Ph.D. of Patterns for Success In Reading and Spelling, a literacy program using Orton-Gillingham based lessons. She is past president of the Northern CA branch of International Dyslexia Association and continues to be active in IDA at the local and national levels. Nancy, a native Texan and graduate of UT-Austin, now lives in San Jose, CA.