Guided Reading: Part Two

Live Rett University Webinars


May 1, 2015
4.75 hours


MA Special Education Instructor, Previous- Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Current- Full-time Professor at Rett University


Literacy , Susan Norwell

The session will include valuable video clips to illustrate each component and step to building actual reading skills (not emergent reading skills) for a variety of individuals with Rett Syndrome. Within the framework of the Balanced Approach to Reading, Guided Reading is a key component. Participants will learn how to teach students to actually do the reading versus only being read to.

Video and technology demonstrations will delineate this process of building silent reading skills and emphasize incorporating communication, which is an essential platform for both building and assessing comprehension. Instruction will include:

  • How to begin reading with a variety of readers from beginning to more skilled.
  • Ideas for books and materials
  • Integration of technology including the Tobii
  • Low tech communication ideas and supports
  • High tech communication set-ups
  • Thoughts on how to organize a reading program (more specifics to come at the end of all Four Blocks)This course should take approximately 4 3/4 hours to complete if you go straight through. Of course, you can go back and listen to lectures and watch videos as many times as you need.COURSE OBJECTIVES:Participants will be able to:
  • identify different strategies that will work with a variety of girls with Rett to teach Guided Reading.
  • identify appropriate low-tech communication solutions to support guided reading for a girl with Rett Syndrome.
  • identify appropriate high-tech communication solutions to support guided reading for a girl with Rett Syndrome.
  • utilize supplied books in order support a student with Rett Syndrome in the Guided Reading Block.
  • identify a variety of strategies (from the video models) to help a student answer questions without increasing Apraxia.

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