Current Course Schedule

Clarifying Comprehension: Practical Strategies for Educators (grades 1 - 5)

Teaching students to understand what they read is one of the most challenging tasks for teachers; however, there are numerous strategies that offer ways to increase student engagement in the reading process. This workshop covers schema and how to activite it, types of text and how to best teach the differences, ways to instruct with visualization techniques using Question/Answer/Response (QAR), Think Aloud, Reciprocal Teaching, Retellings (oral and written) for narrative and exposity text, and how to use it for gleaning information about student process, and ways to teach inferences from text. Please bring some stories or books you are using in your classroom.
  • Focus On
    Grades 1 - 5
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $295 Course Fee


Summer 2 2021

  • Section 01: July 12, July 14
    • Laurie Rabinowitz
      Laurie Rabinowitz
      Laurie Rabinowitz, MSEd, MA, is a faculty member in Literacy and Reading at Bank Street College. She has taught courses at Teachers College, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, Hunter College, and LIU Brooklyn and has supervised student teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, she was a special education teacher at a public school in New York City. She has also worked as a Director of Instruction at a New York City charter school. Rabinowitz is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds an MA in Education Leadership from New York University and a MS in Special Education from Hunter College. She earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from Barnard College.