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Tuesday May 29th, 2018 8:15AM — 4:30PM
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Pennsylvania LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

PA LETRS Module 6, 2nd Ed.: Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension

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Event Type: Inservices/workshops Inservices/workshops

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (7 hours) ASHA (0.7 hours)

Registration Contact: Annette Bauerlein, abauerlein@pattan.net, 800-441-3215

Content Contact: Pam Kastner, pkastner@pattan.net, 800-360-7282


This event is part of a series of related events.

Module 6 addresses the research base for teaching comprehension, the reasons why children have difficulty with comprehension, and approaches for teaching comprehension at the phrase, sentence, paragraph, and passage levels. (Focus: All grades)


Module 6 Attendees will:

  • Understand the major factors that influence comprehension.
  • Explore the challenges of “academic language”
  • Differentiate among the instructional strategies
  • Summarize important research findings on comprehension strategy instruction.

Target Audience

Teachers of reading and spelling, including literacy consultants, coaches, reading specialists, special education teachers, regular education teachers, and general and special education administrators.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Reading/Writing


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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 training. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must have completed a LETRS Module 1 training, before registering for any other Modules.