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Writing as a Tool for Improving Foundational Reading Skills: An Overview

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    Writing as a Tool for Improving Foundational Reading Skills: An Overview
    Writing and reading both rely on common processes and knowledge (Fitzgerald and Shanahan, 2000). These skills include shared component skills (e.g., word reading, spelling), foundational literacy skills (phonology, morphology, orthography), oral language skills, general cognitive skills, content knowledge, and background knowledge, among others (Hebert et al., in press). This session highlights how writing can be used to facilitate foundational reading skill development. This includes an overview of strategies found to be effective in meta-analyses and recent primary research.
    Target Audience
    Teachers in Grades K-3, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Administrators
    Learner Outcomes
    By the end of the session, participants will:
    1. Learn to combine handwriting instruction with phonics instruction to improve and reinforce letter-sound knowledge, word reading skills, and spelling skills
    2. Learn to teach sentence writing skills to improve reading fluency outcomes and increase sentence variety in students' writing
    3. Understand the specific evidence from primary research and meta-analyses to support the use of these strategies within an MTSS framework

Event Session Information
Days 1
Scheduled Date/Time
10/19/2022 3:30 PM-5:30 PM Via Zoom
Title Writing as a Tool for Improving Foundational Reading Skills: An Overview
Session Contact Sarah Moss616-796-1485
Dr. Michael Hebert

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Sarah Moss
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