Webinar: The Five Pillars of Reading: A Foundation for Literacy Success in a Virtual World

05/05/2020 - 1:00pm

Grade levels: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Content areas: English Language Arts, English Language Proficiency (EL/ELL), Library and Media, Professional Development

Topics: literacy

District/Organization: edWeb

All the best things in life start with a strong foundation and the ability to read is a critical building block of every student’s literacy journey.

Every child is different, each one of them unique with their own star qualities, strengths, and challenges. And for many students, being in a class and now learning remotely from home can feel intimidating and even overwhelming, which can lead to a loss in reading achievement.

Academic success isn’t a given for an alarming 60% of US students classified as ‘struggling’. This group includes low performers on The Nation’s Report Card, as well as English Language Learners, or those qualifying for an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Factor in students with learning differences like dyslexia, and that’s an awful lot of students facing an uphill climb each day.

Now, can you imagine being able to give every single child in your class – regardless of age or ability – the proper one-on-one support they need while they practice their reading, even remotely? Imagine helping them understand the meaning of unfamiliar words and giving them a full appreciation of the cadence and content of any reading passage, whether in the classroom or from home.

In this edWebinar, we’ll explore the five pillars of reading and why they are essential to successfully teach students to read. In particular, we’ll explore how technology provides that much needed one-on-one support to further develop these pillars and, in turn, prevent students from losing reading achievement in times of change and in remote learning environments.

This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through middle school teachers and school leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.