Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction: Enhancing Understanding of Text

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Reading is about understanding and processing; therefore, without comprehension, real reading does not occur. Learn effective comprehension strategies to help your students access prior knowledge, set a purpose for reading, organize information and make meaningful connections to narrative and expository text. This workshop is for Judaic and general studies teachers of grades 3 through high school.

Dr. Jane Gertler

Jane Gertler, Ed.D., the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning at the Churchill School and Center, a K - 12 school for students with learning disabilities in New York City, spent more than 20 years as a school administrator in Westchester, where she served as Director of Special Education in Irvington, prior to becoming the Director of Special Education and then Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development in Edgemont. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, a master's in Education from New York University, and a Doctorate in School Administration from Fordham University.