Building Reading Comprehension Skills- Tuning our Technique to the Type of Text

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Reading comprehension involves a complex process of your student’s interaction with the texts that they read. This webinar will help you explore the differences between narrative (involving story grammar and causal events) and expository (focused on text organization and structure) text and the varied ways that you can teach the two. You will focus on effective strategies for teaching comprehension skills that are appropriate and beneficial for each type of text in grades 1-6.

Naomi Schimmel

Dr. Naomi Schimmel is the Head of Lower School at Shefa School. She has over ten years of experience working with children at a variety of levels and in different settings. Dr. Schimmel received her B.A. from The George Washington University and her Master's Degree in Special Education from Hunter College. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University. Dr. Schimmel began her career as a classroom teacher at the Churchill School, teaching second and fourth graders. Most recently she was a learning specialist at Riverdale Country School, where she provided differentiated instruction for students, implemented assessment models, and designed curriculum. Dr. Schimmel has supported teachers in enhancing their literacy instruction, and created professional development workshops for her colleagues. She has also taught a graduate course in the childhood education program at Fordham University.