Literacy Book Study: The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading


Sep 08, 2023

Event Details


9/29/23 - 12/15/23


All sessions are 8:00-9:00 AM

Reading and Its Origins with Author Christopher Such


Language Comprehension

Opportunities to Enhance Reading

Addressing Reading Difficulties

The Reading Diet


Zoom information provided upon registration.

Free for all participants.

Contact Info

MiMTSS TA Center
Note: SCECHs are
for this event.
An Event For:

District and School Administrators, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Reading Interventionists, Instructional Coaches

Join us for a Reading Science book study! This 6-session series is based on the book The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading by Christopher Such. What does effective practice look like, and how do we refine our craft? The author, Christopher Such, will join us at our first session to explore the science related to reading instruction and how we can intertwine science within the art of classroom teaching. This book study aims to provide educators with an essential guide to the science behind reading acquisition and its practical implications for classroom teaching.

By the end of the series, participants will:

  1. Summarize what reading entails
  2. Articulate how children learn to read
  3. Demonstrate how reading can be effectively taught
  4. Explain the intertwining components of expert reading comprehension and how these can be fostered in the classroom
  5. Apply reading opportunities across the school curriculum, including disciplinary reading, writing, and independent reading
  6. Understand how to address reading difficulties through a discussion of dyslexia, assessment, and intervention
  7. Keep a running list of practices they should start/continue doing and those they should stop doing based on this new learning