The Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) presents a two-part event on Feb. 1st, 2014:
Reading Between, Among, and Beyond the Lines, 9:00-12:00
This address will present the Simple View of Reading as proposed by Gough and Tunmer (1986), with a few extras added. The components–decoding and language comprehension–are both necessary for critical reading. Each component requires accuracy and automaticity in skills that participants will experience firsthand. This approach helps to demystify the presentation of complex text and the practice of close reading, which will also be presented.
The Importance of Literature and Imagination for Students with Dyslexia
with Blake Charlton, 1:00-3:30
Blake struggled learning to read, and his dyslexia kept him from reading fluently; however, his parents read science fiction and fantasy novels to him, which kept him very motivated to read. He feels this strong desire to read, his active imagination, and his love of literature helped him to succeed in school. Blake will share with parents, students and professionals his personal story, including how he came to write two fantasy novels in which the hero, Nicodemus, also has dyslexia.
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Language: The Core Standard for Skilled Reading, Writing, and Thinking
The Common Core Standards outline what students need to know and be able to do to become critical readers, writers, and thinkers. Using the Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), participants will experience how language competency is the absolute core standard for literacy and will learn strategies and activities that develop the breadth and depth of oral language, which lead to proficient reading, writing, and thinking.
$70 (NCBIDA members) and $85 (nonmembers) for all day (including light morning snack and lunch)
$30 for just the Blake Charlton afternoon session. Students with student ID's are free for this afternoon session.