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Workshop Description: 

Reading comprehension is a fundamental skill that forms the backbone of academic success and lifelong learning. For middle and high school students, honing these skills is crucial as they encounter more complex texts. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell for this hands-on, interactive workshop as we explore tools and strategies to foster a deeper understanding of texts, improve critical thinking, and enhance overall reading proficiency. Get ready to uncover a treasure trove of resources that will boost reading comprehension skills and cultivate a love for reading among adolescents and teens that will last a lifetime! Shelly’s expertise in literacy instruction will empower you to redefine your approach to teaching reading and make a profound impact on your students’ educational journey. 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Understand the essential elements of reading comprehension, including decoding, vocabulary development, making inferences, and text analysis. 
  2. Explore approaches, such as think aloud and annotation, that encourage students to ask questions, make predictions, and connect prior knowledge to enhance comprehension. 
  3. Discover methods to help students take meaningful notes while reading, encouraging retention of essential information, and facilitating critical analysis. 
  4. Learn effective integration of technology tools and resources to expand students’ vocabulary and reinforce reading comprehension skills.

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

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