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Wednesday, June 19 • 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Improving Reading Comprehension

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Every teacher wants every student to be a successful reader. To teach children successful reading, it’s essential that teachers have a rich understanding of what reading is. In this talk I will briefly summarize what scientists have uncovered about the mental processes of reading, with an eye towards applying those findings in the classroom. The science of reading carries profound implications for (1) comprehension strategy instruction; (2) the role of curriculum in reading; and (3) questions of equity in reading instruction.

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Daniel Willingham

Daniel Willingham earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

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