The CHILD LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LAB focuses on the study of language and literacy acquisition in children with typical as well as atypical development. In our research we seek to better understand the language and literacy difficulties of children and to devise and test new methods of instruction and intervention to improve the language and literacy skills of all children. A better understanding of typical language and literacy development informs our explorations of language and literacy learning difficulties. In our training program, we develop graduate students' abilities to conduct language and literacy research and provide evidence-based language and literacy intervention and instruction.
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Melanie Schuele, PhD at 615-936-5256 or email@example.com
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This one-day workshop will cover current research considering the underlying causes of reading comprehension difficulties and evidence-based practices for increasing students’ ability to understand what they read. The current state of classroom comprehension instruction will be discussed, and a number of research-based methods focusing on vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, inference generation, knowledge building, and meta-cognition will be presented. Participants will learn frameworks for considering how to put these evidence-based methods together to provide effective comprehension lessons for struggling readers. Participants will also explore issues surrounding text complexity and will learn practical tips on how to better match readers and texts.