Reading is Thinking: A Two-Day Reading Comprehension Institute with Stephanie Harvey

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This two-day institute focuses on connecting comprehension with inquiry and technology, and features Stephanie Harvey.

For the past ten years, Stephanie has been proud to offer her annual Reading is Thinking summer institute in a host of different cities across the country, including Denver, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. The institute is based on the comprehension work that Steph explored and wrote about with her colleague, Anne Goudvis, in Strategies That Work (Stenhouse 2007 2nd Ed), their popular book on reading comprehension. Over the years, Reading is Thinking has evolved to include a focus on inquiry-based learning as described in her book with Harvey Daniels Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action (Heinemann 2015 Revised Edition).

Reading is Thinking, a K-8 institute, is open to teachers, staff developers, literacy coaches, librarians, principals, administrators – any interested educators. 

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Presenter: Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey’s education career spans more than forty years and includes eighteen years as an elementary and special education teacher and twenty plus years as a professional developer, consultant and author. She received her BA from the University of Denver and her MA in Education from the University of Colorado. A nationally regarded literacy specialist, she speaks, consults and writes on comprehension, nonfiction literacy, inquiry-based learning, progressive literacy practices and educational innovation. She has published articles and created a spectrum of educational DVDs and curricular resources, including The Comprehension Toolkit series (Harvey and Goudvis). Her books include Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement (Harvey and Goudvis 2007 2nd Ed), which has sold over 800,000 copies to date, and the recent Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action (Harvey and Daniels, 2015 Revised Edition), focused on engaging kids in thinking, understanding, learning and actively using knowledge.

Workshop Features

  • An in-depth comprehension overview
  • A review of explicit comprehension instruction
  • An explanation of Inquiry Circles and how they work
  • A variety of strategy lessons in fiction, nonfiction and poetry
  • A range of collaboration strategies for small group work
  • A process to merge comprehension with content
  • A focus on teaching with short text
  • Video clips of explicit comprehension instruction
  • A variety of children’s work samples
  • Suggestions for assessment and evaluation
  • Time to read on your own and time to plan future instruction!

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