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3 Strategies to Accelerate Reading for 3rd – 5th Grade Developing Readers

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Dr. Tortorelli and reading materials

Presented by Dr. Laura Tortorelli, Associate Professor, Michigan State University; and Terri Hunt, Impact Manager, Just Right Reader

Sponsored by Just Right Reader

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It is crucial to continue supporting students’ decoding abilities as they progress through elementary and secondary grades. The lack of proficiency in decoding multisyllabic words can significantly affect reading fluency and comprehension, leading to low test scores. In this edWebinar, Dr. Laura Tortorelli shares three Science of Reading research-based strategies to support teaching multisyllabic decoding skills for 3rd – 5th graders.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers of grades three to five as well as school and district leaders.

Laura TortorelliAbout the Presenters

Dr. Laura Tortorelli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her scholarship focuses on who teachers teach and how they teach children to read, with a focus on bridging the divides between research and practice. Drawing on developmental perspectives and critical quantitative inquiry, her research investigates the tests, texts, and technology that shape reading instruction in elementary classrooms and the impact of these tools on readers who have been labeled as “struggling.” She has been named an Emerging Scholar by the Hall of Reading Fame and selected for competitive early career mentoring programs by the American Educational Research Association and the Society for Research in Child Development. She is actively involved in statewide literacy initiatives in Michigan, including training state literacy coaches on the Literacy Essentials and collaborating with Dr. Tanya Wright to develop online modules on phonological awareness and letter-sound relationships freely available to educators across the state.

Terri HuntTerri K. Hunt, M.Ed. is the Impact Manager at Just Right Reader. She creates content for students and teachers that is both diverse and engaging. Her mission as a professional is to teach well and lead the way. At her core, Terri is a teacher who takes great pride in the role she plays in the life of every learner. With over 20 years of experience in education, Terri has engaged a wide range of learners from the elementary classroom to the professional development of instructional leaders. Terri obtained her undergraduate degree in education from Oakwood University (formerly Oakwood College) and her graduate degree in educational psychology from the University of Georgia. She holds a gifted endorsement as well as a reading certification.

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Just Right Reader

Just Right Reader’s mission is to make reading fun and for students to learn to read with engaging decodables that are representative of students in America’s schools. When students want to read and feel successful, their achievement rises!

Science of Reading Decodables in English and Spanish


Wednesday, August 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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