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What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance®; and Dr. Jan Bryan, Vice President and National Education Officer, Renaissance®
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How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed students’ reading habits—including how much they read and how well they comprehend it? Are students reading more nonfiction? What are the most popular books at each grade level?
These are just a few of the questions answered in the 2021 edition of What Kids Are Reading, the world’s largest annual survey of K–12 students’ reading habits. Join us to explore actionable insights from the new report, along with strategies for:
- Connecting students with engaging reading material this year
- Ensuring that digital reading is active learning—not just “screen time”
- Stressing the critical role of reading in reversing COVID-19 learning loss
- Supporting strong reading comprehension, especially of nonfiction
This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, reading directors, curriculum directors, and academic coaches. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Gene Kerns, Ed.D. is Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance® and a nationally acclaimed speaker on assessment, learning progressions, and educational standards. He is co-author of the book Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension (Solution Tree, 2020).
Jan Bryan, Ed.D. is Vice President and National Education Officer at Renaissance®. A former classroom teacher, she presents regularly on formative assessment, literacy development, and teacher expertise. She is a contributor to the book Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension (Solution Tree, 2020).
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