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Oral Reading Fluency for All: Using Digital Tools to Build Accuracy and Prosody

Monday, May 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

A diverse group of kids with books

Presented by Megan Jensen, Director of Literacy Impact, Carnegie Learning; and Heather Sampselle, Director of Professional Learning Design, Literacy, Carnegie Learning

Sponsored by Carnegie Learning

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We know that students must develop oral reading fluency—the ability to read with accuracy, appropriate pacing, and expression—in order to comprehend and build knowledge from the texts that they read independently. But teaching oral reading fluency is often a time-consuming and individual process, requiring teachers to assess each student, analyze their data, and respond to that data with targeted practice. This edWebinar explores why oral reading fluency matters, where it fits into foundational reading instruction, and how we can use digital tools to conduct the repeated reads and modeling that help students develop into fluent readers.

Viewers explore instructional methods of oral reading, with a particular focus on how and why we can model appropriate prosody to illuminate the meaning of written text. Viewers leave with ideas for how to use digital fluency tools to provide response-specific feedback, model appropriate expression and pacing, and bring students’ awareness to the connection between their accuracy, prosody, and comprehension of text.

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


Megan JensenAbout the Presenters

Megan Jensen is the Director of Literacy Impact at Carnegie Learning. She is a former reading specialist with experience developing K-12 writing instruction and blended professional development for schools and districts across the United States, as well as literacy and library programming abroad. Her work is driven by her belief that every student can learn, and that there is transformative power in supporting students in reading and writing about their worlds. She holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and an M.A. in international and comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Heather Sampselle

Heather Sampselle is the Director of Professional Learning Design, Literacy at Carnegie Learning. Heather is a passionate and forward-thinking lover of education. She taught at the elementary level in Florida and Maryland and brings a variety of experiences to the table, which includes developing and leading professional learning sessions with teachers, leaders, and coaches at the district, state, and national levels. Her background in literacy classrooms and curriculum design helps Heather construct strategic and relevant professional learning experiences for educators and leaders around the country. Heather holds a B.A. in elementary education from the University of South Florida and an M.A. in teaching and learning administration. She resides in Frederick, MD with her husband and her golden retriever, Charlie, and enjoys cycling, trail running, and spending time with friends and family.


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Monday, May 15, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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