TWU To Host Reading
Recovery Institute, Texas Literacy Summit
DENTON — More
than 3,000 reading and literacy specialists, educators and concerned
parents are converging on Dallas for Texas Woman’s University’s
Reading Recovery Institute.
The institute will be
held Nov. 17-18 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas. Additional
information is available at www.twu.edu/lifelong or by contacting
the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408 or (800) 250-7808.
from the early years as well as adulthood is the topic of the Texas
Literacy Summit, to be conducted during the institute. The summit,
sponsored by Verizon, will focus on the greater community literacy
and the need to create a synergy between adult and childhood literacy.
Reading Recovery is designed
to help children who have difficulty reading and writing improve
their skills. Most students who complete a full Reading Recovery
program can learn in a regular classroom and don’t need additional
TWU is one of 23 Reading
Recovery university training centers in the United States and one
of only two universities in the U.S. providing training for Descubriendo
La Lectura, the Spanish language version of Reading Recovery.
Carol Lyons, professor
emerita of the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State
University, will be the institute’s opening keynote speaker.
Her presentation, titled “Teaching Struggling Readers from
the Inside Out,” will use brain-based research to demonstrate
that every child is capable of learning to read and write.
Linda Dorn, professor
of reading education and director of the Reading Recovery and Training
Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will present
the closing keynote address. Her session, titled “Understanding
Comprehension,” will focus on ways teachers can prompt for
deep comprehension in contrast to surface level thinking.
Dorn also will speak
on this topic when she presents the keynote address for both the
early literacy and administrators sessions.
Additional experts in
reading and early literacy also will present lectures and workshops
during the institute.
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