Teaching Reading in the International School - TTC 111

While international schools are unique in many ways, all schools share the need to provide excellent reading instruction. In this course, participants will explore and practice the effective strategies resulting from a wide range of research, including:

The five components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension

  • The links between reading, spelling and writing

  • The role of early intervention and brain plasticity

  • What curriculum should be taught at each grade level

  • Warning signs, symptoms, and causes of reading difficulties

  • Methods of instruction for poor readers

  • Best delivery modes for various types of readers

  • How we can best measure success in acquiring literacy skills

In order to access course materials, participants are required to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability and appropriate adapters to this course.