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Advanced Reading, Writing, and Knowledge Development for Elementary Students

Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Dr. Alfred W. Tatum, Literacy Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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

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The Science of Reading has shown the best ways to help today’s students develop strong reading skills. How do we keep that momentum going throughout the elementary grades (and beyond) and move our students toward advanced reading, writing, and knowledge development?

Join award-winning author, literacy researcher, and professor Dr. Alfred W. Tatum as he explores the skills and knowledge students need to achieve advanced levels of literacy development. Viewers leave this edWebinar with:

  • Specific strategies for advancing students’ literacy development (such as word study, fluency, and comprehension monitoring)
  • Best practices for instruction, curricula, and assessment to support literacy growth
  • Real-world artifacts and examples from the elementary grades
  • Actionable tips for district leaders, principals, literacy specialists, and teachers

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 Unlock the Power of Writing: Developing Reading and Writing Skills with Dr. Young-Suk Kim and Put the Science of Reading in Action: Best Practices for Reading Instruction with Dr. Sharon Vaughn.

Alfred Tatum

About the Presenter

Dr. Alfred W. Tatum is a Literacy Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver and currently serves as President-Elect of the Literacy Research Association. His current research focuses on moving children and adolescents toward advanced reading, writing, and intellectual development.

An award-winning author, Dr. Tatum has authored 87 publications focused on the literacy development of African-American boys, including Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap (2005), Reading for Their Life: (Re)Building the Textual Lineages of African American Adolescent Males (2009), Fearless Voices: Engaging a New Generation of African American Adolescent Male Writers (2013), and Teaching Black Boys in the Elementary Grades: Advanced Disciplinary Reading and Writing to Secure Their Futures (2021).

Dr. Tatum earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as Dean of the College of Education for seven years and Reading Clinic Director for 14 years.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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