Reading & Literacy K-12 Essentials Forum

Writing and the Science of Reading

This event occurred on February 16, 2023 4:30 PM EST.
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As schools and districts shift to evidence-based literacy practices, they need to attend to reading’s twin component in literacy instruction: writing. Research demonstrates that reading and writing are intimately connected and can be taught together.

In this free event, we’ll review some of the research about the connections between reading and writing, what we know about structured writing approaches, and how one district began using writing to supplement its new curriculum and build students’ background knowledge.

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2:00pm ET

Welcome and Introduction

2:20pm ET

Industry Perspective: Why We Need Structured Literacy in the Early Grades

2:30pm ET

Panel Discussion: How does Writing Intersect with Reading? 

3:15pm ET

Industry Perspective: Translating the Science of Writing into Actionable Practices in Schools

3:25pm ET

One District’s Writing Journey: A Case Study

3:55pm ET

Industry Perspective: Spelling: An Essential Element of Reading and Writing Instruction

4:05pm ET

Interactive Session: Building Writing Support Across the Elementary Grades

4:20pm ET

Closing Thoughts

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