An Interactive Book Study with the Co-Authors: The Reading Comprehension Blueprint Activity Book


Session Dates

Thursday January 25, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday February 15, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday March 07, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday March 28, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday April 18, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday May 02, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday May 16, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Webinar


This professional learning opportunity will focus on a number of key concepts.  The connections between the science of reading and reading comprehension instruction will be explored.  Using the Blueprint for comprehension as an instructional framework for developing necessary skills and knowledge for constructing meaning will be discussed.  Multiple instructional examples including unit & lesson plans, activities and resources that support the development of vocabulary, sentence comprehension, text structure and background knowledge, inference and expression of understanding will be shared.  The presenter will also reflect on current practices and identifying additional opportunities for informed instruction at varied grade levels for all students.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how the science of reading informs reading comprehension instruction.
  2. Identify the critical language skills and knowledge sources necessary to constructing meaning of text.
  3. Explain how an instructional framework, the blueprint, supports the design & delivery of informed instruction.
  4. Apply multiple instructional strategies & activities that support the acquisition of necessary language skills and knowledge sources.

Target Audience

General & Special Educators, Specialists & Administrators K-8. Content can be adapted for those working at the secondary level.

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

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Nancy Hennessy M.Ed., Julia Salamone M.A

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

Required Text: The Reading Comprehension Blueprint Activity Book: A Practice & Planning Guide for Teachers

Format:   Seven (7) live interactive virtual sessions (120 minutes each).
Also requires: Get Ready (Pre-Session) Activities and Follow-Up Activities