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Navigating Text Complexity: Eliminating the Knowledge Gap

Reading is necessary and critical to success in life. Reading allows us to build knowledge and understand the world around us. National data (NAEP, ACT, etc.) consistently bemoans the fact that an alarming number of children and adults cannot read and comprehend text at a basic level. Often text can be decoded - read - but not clearly understand in a deep and meaningful way that builds knowledge. Schools and teachers often limit student exposure to complex text, believing that leveled text better supports learning and development of skills. Students need to engage in productive struggle and teachers need to help them with this struggle not only to improve their reading skills but their thinking skills as well. Reading improvement depends on engaging students in complex text across all content areas and supporting acquisition of strategies and techniques that unlock the deeper meanings within texts.  This training clarifies the features of complex text that trip students up while focusing on specific techniques that good readers use to navigate text to increase content knowledge.

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Credits Available:
(6) CEU
(0.5) College Credit
(6) PDC Points
(6) Contact Hours
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Contact Person:
April Klaus
Darla Smith
Date Time Location
10/19/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zoom, Online Course
11/16/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zoom, Online Course
12/7/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zoom, Online Course
Smoky Hill Education Service Center
Salina Office
Hays Office
605 E. Crawford St.
2707 Vine St., Ste. 17
Salina, KS 67401
Hays, KS 67601
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