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Unlock the Power of Writing: Developing Reading and Writing Skills

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Dr. Young-Suk Kim, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Empowering Educators in the Science of Reading edWebinar Series sponsored by Savvas Learning Company

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Reading and writing are interconnected skills, and students need to master both to achieve literacy success. With the Science of Reading, research has identified the evidence-based best practices that promote students’ reading development.

What does research say about the Science of Writing?

Join renowned researcher and literacy expert Dr. Young-Suk Kim as she delves into what research reveals about students’ writing development and the practical ways educators can apply that research in today’s elementary classrooms. In this edWebinar, viewers explore:

  • The foundational skills that contribute to students’ writing development
  • The interconnected nature of reading and writing development
  • What evidence-based writing instruction looks like in the elementary classroom
  • Helpful tips for supporting students with different needs

Viewers receive free access to the Savvas Science of Reading Digital Bookshelf, which includes ready-to-use literacy activities for your classrooms (phonics, fluency, and more!), free eBooks featuring expert authors, and other essential resources.

All educators with an interest in elementary literacy—especially K-5 classroom teachers, reading coaches, literacy leaders, instructional leaders, special educators, and curriculum directors—are encouraged to view this edWebinar.

Join us for the full Empowering Educators in the Science of Reading edWebinar series: explore Advanced Reading, Writing, and Knowledge Development for Elementary Students with Dr. Alfred W. Tatum and Put the Science of Reading in Action: Best Practices for Reading Instruction with Dr. Sharon Vaughn.

Young-Suk Kim

About the Presenter

Dr. Young-Suk Kim (informally known as Young) is a professor and Senior Associate Dean at the School of Education, University of California, Irvine. A former classroom teacher, she focuses on language and literacy development and effective instruction for diverse students, aiming to provide them with a strong educational foundation for long-term success.

Dr. Kim’s extensive research encompasses various aspects of literacy, including written composition, reading comprehension, reading fluency, oral language, listening comprehension, dyslexia, higher-order cognitive skills, and reading-writing relations. Her research has received over $60 million in grants from the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Science Foundation.

Currently, Dr. Kim holds the positions of Editor-In-Chief for Scientific Studies of Reading and Chair of the Vocabulary SIG for the American Educational Research Association.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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