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5 Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

A teacher sitting in a circle with a group of elementary school students holding books

Presented by Chrisie Moritz, Literacy Consultant, Heinemann Publishing

Sponsored by Heinemann Publishing

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In reading, comprehending refers to the thinking readers do before, during, and after engaging with a text. One of our main goals as teachers is to facilitate active thinking in ways that help our students construct and expand meaning from reading. Join us in this edWebinar as we explore five instructional moves we can make to support students with comprehending texts and walk away with practical and specific “tidbits to try” in your classroom.

During this session, viewers explore considerations and practices for:

  • Selecting and introducing books in ways that invite opportunities for thinking
  • Teaching and prompting for comprehending as students read
  • Facilitating conversations that grow understanding through thinking together
  • Writing about reading to expand understanding and make it stick
  • Increasing vocabulary to deepen meaning and convey it to others

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


Chrisie MoritzAbout the Presenters

Chrisie Moritz is a National Board Certified educational consultant based out of Vienna, Virginia. She presents at conferences and consults with school districts across the country on various topics related to literacy instruction. Chrisie has co-authored a book on small group reading instruction, taught at Title I schools in North Carolina and Virginia, and served as a literacy coach, district trainer of literacy coaches, Reading Recovery® teacher, and adjunct professor at East Carolina University.

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Heinemann PublishingHeinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers, prekindergarten through college. We strive to give voice to those who share our respect for the professionalism and compassion of teachers and who support teachers’ efforts to help children become literate, empathetic, knowledgeable citizens.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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