Leigh Buettler, Stern Center’s Director of Professional Learning, discusses The Reading Comprehension Blueprint as part of a recent book study hosted by The Reading League-VT Chapter.
For educators interested in nurturing students’ reading skills, here’s a wonderful opportunity to enhance your teaching toolkit. The Reading League-VT Chapter’s recent book study took a deep dive into The Reading Comprehension Blueprint by Nancy Hennessy, a book that unlocks the secrets of helping students make meaning from text. Throughout the book study, complexities of reading comprehension and effective instruction are discussed, including:
- building background knowledge and vocabulary
- understanding syntax and text structure
- inferencing and beyond
These recorded conversations offer practical tools, evidence-based strategies, methodologies, and activities that can seamlessly integrate into any classroom, regardless of grade level. This hands-on approach ensures each session offers actionable insights that can immediately impact your teaching.
In the study sessions, as Leigh Buettler covers the book’s content, participants reflect on past and current teaching practices and consider applying newfound knowledge to pedagogy moving forward.
View the book study video sessions on the Stern Center’s YouTube channel: