2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

28. Language Structures and Verbal Reasoning: Missing Links in Close Reading Lessons

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Session Dates

Wednesday June 15, 2022 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM - Webinar

Gough and Tunmer's Simple View of Reading (SVR) identifies two major components of reading comprehension: word recognition and language comprehension. Join Dr. Tolman to experience the 'why' behind the need for direct, explicit instruction for language structures and cohesive ties, two of the many strands that intertwine to enable close reading. (k-5)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Carol Tolman Ed.D.

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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