Proficient reading is perhaps the most critical of all academic skills. But what does it mean to be a proficient reader?
Proficient readers engage deeply with texts, collect and evaluate textual evidence, and attend to important text features. Such readers are also self-aware: they understand that they need to make these processes conscious and that they have active control over them.
Drawing on Margaret Searle’s extensive work with executive function, Dr. Harvey Silver will show participants how to use executive function to help students become more self-aware and self-monitoring readers. And Dr. Silver will introduce ready-to-use reading tools that combine executive function and proficient reading skills, are easy to integrate into current lessons and units, and work with whatever texts and programs teachers are already using.