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Make an Inference in 5 Steps

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Make an Inference in 5 Steps

Presented by Kristina Smekens, President and Lead Consultant, Smekens Education

Sponsored by Smekens Education

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Regardless of a text’s topic, type, or complexity, students at every grade level must learn how to make inferences. Thinking beyond the text is the foundation of every comprehension standard. During this practical and engaging edWebinar, K-12 educators learn the concrete, five-step process to help students infer author ideas—even if they lack background knowledge on the subject matter. Viewers:

  • Execute the five-step process using print, visual, audio, and video texts
  • Receive numerous lesson concepts to explicitly define and dissect the invisible inference process for students
  • Learn explicit strategies to overcome a reader’s lack of text-to-self connections or personal experiences

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Kristina SmekensAbout the Presenter

Kristina Smekens has built a reputation for using enthusiasm, humor, and common sense to equip K-12 educators with practical, demystifying strategies for teaching reading and writing. As President and Lead Consultant for Smekens Education, she is a leader in developing new strategies to help teachers meet the demands of today’s College- and Career-Ready Standards. She and her associates share those strategies with teachers across the United States and beyond through on-site professional development, virtual and in-person seminars, and an always-growing pool of print, digital, and video resources. Kristina has authored more than 50 books, guides, and classroom tools designed to help teachers implement best-practice literacy strategies. The Comprehension Playbook; Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades K-2; and Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades 3-12 are among the most popular titles.

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SmekensSmekens Education helps K-12 schools improve achievement in reading and writing by providing educators with practical and engaging professional learning. The team at Smekens specializes in inspiring teachers with simple, best-practice literacy strategies that can be implemented right away. Schools around the globe rely on Smekens to provide powerful PD, whether it occurs in-person, virtually, or on-demand.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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