Soffos Session Descriptions

Pre-Conference

Strategic Interventions for Struggling Readers: Issues, Practicalities, and Promises
(with Dr. Linda Dorn & Wendy Satterfield)

This session will describe evidence-based practices for teaching children with severe reading problems, including dyslexia. Videos and teaching examples will be used to illustrate lesson components.

General Session

Increasing the Rigor: Teaching with Complex Texts During Small Group Instruction

As teachers of reading, we must allow, encourage and afford students with opportunities to read and learn from a variety of text levels (instructional and grade level). This literacy challenge can only be achieved if teachers understand scaffolding and the prominence to include more rereading, writing and talking about complex texts. In this session, the presenter will focus on the function of scaffolding as students read and comprehend texts that may appear too challenging.

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