Learning to read and write is a complex process that rests on the development of both language (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) and code-related abilities (e.g., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, word identification, spelling).
In this workshop we will consider a model for developing reading and writing programs across the age and grade range, focusing on those aspects of literacy learning that have proven to be most problematic for students who are deaf. Examples from a wide range of students will be used as the basis for our discussion. Practical strategies, approaches, and resources for teaching reading and writing and planning programs will also be presented and described.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Note: Participants have the option of attending either one or two days.
Day 1 of this workshop will provide the overview of the frameworks for reading and writing instruction that will be expanded on in Day 2.
Day 2 will include specific strategies and hands-on practice with the techniques. Small working group format will be used as well as addressing the large group.
PRESENTERS: Dr. Connie Mayer and Dr. Beverly Trezek