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The Skill, Will and Thrill of Reading Institute, K-6 Series

February 22 – March 15

Pricing: $199 per person

Prepare for the new year for teaching reading in any setting: face-to-face, blended, or at a distance, with a four-pack of 90-minute sessions focused on reading in K-6 settings. Join co-author Nancy Frey for a deep dive into evidence-based reading instruction that provides a structured framework developed to teach the foundational skills of reading while developing the motivation and critical reasoning they need to become lifelong readers. Registrants will receive a digital copy of Comprehension as well as receive access to recordings of all four sessions.


Gradual Release and Text Complexity

February 22 I 3:00pm - 4:30pm PT

Effective reading instruction is anchored by two principles: learning is organized and paired with texts that move students forward. This session focuses on the research-based learning principles of a gradual release of responsibility in reading. Learn about text types and their purposes, and gain tools to pair the method of instruction with the right text at the right time


Foundational Skills and Meaning Making

March 1 I 3:00pm - 4:30pm PT

Let’s be clear: foundational skills require purposeful and deliberate instruction across K-6 and must never be left to chance. Evidence from the science of reading informs our approach to teaching these skills with intention. Word recognition in the early grades is braided with the meaning making skills of language comprehension that include background knowledge and vocabulary. These joint processes inform reading comprehension throughout the grades.


Motivation in Reading

March 8 I 3:00pm - 4:30pm PT

Young children are typically highly motivated to read, but the reading motivation research shows a rapid decline through grade 6. What are we doing wrong?  This session targets the levers we can use to develop the dispositions students need to draw on when it gets hard. Learn how to create the mindsets, motivations, and habits, including goal setting and choice, that are necessary for students to fully engage with texts.   


Reasoning, Creativity, and Taking Action in the World

March 15 I 3:00pm - 4:30pm PT

“What does the text inspire you to do?” That’s our favorite question and a call to action. Readers are more than consumers of information—they do something with the knowledge gained about themselves and others. That’s when meaning making deepens. A focus on critical literacy, reasoning, and creativity inspire students to take consequential action in the world.