Reading Strategies to Support Student Learning
When: Tuesday, January 17th, 2:00 - 3:30pm, ILC 136
Facilitators: Lindsay Hansen (Asst. Prof. of Practice) and Brad Jacobson (Writing Support Specialist)
Description: Academic reading poses unique challenges as students are expected to question, compare, and use new information while also working with discipline-specific vocabulary and writing styles (Wingate 2015). Especially when writing assignments emerge from course texts, these reading challenges can compound to create poor grades and a negative attitude about learning.
This interactive workshop introduces instructors to research-based strategies for helping students build their academic reading skills and engage more deeply with course texts. Workshop participants will engage in a number of reading-to-write exercises and discuss how incorporating these or similar exercises could work in their class to support a positive learning environment. Participants will leave with specific strategies for incorporating reading assignments in their classes.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to employ a variety of strategies to engage students with class texts and gauge student learning