2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

42. Supporting Students’ Comprehension and Calibration When Reading in Print and Digitally

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Session Dates

Wednesday June 15, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Webinar

Today’s students spend a good portion of time reading on their computers, tablets, and other digital devices. But what difference does reading digitally have on what students understanding (comprehension) and how well they judge their performance (calibration)? In this session, Singer Trakhman and Alexander will first overview the research on reading comprehension across print and digital mediums and the consistent finding that reading on paper is more effective than reading on screen. The presenters will then share their most recent research that highlights an effective intervention intended to improve students’ comprehension and calibration when they are reading digitally. Singer Trakhman and Alexander will close the session by sharing practical guidelines for teachers and students on effective use of print and digital mediums for improved learning and performance. (k-12)

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:



Dr. Lauren Singer Trakhman, Dr. Patricia Alexander

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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