It's Not Complicated: What I Know for Sure About Helping Students of Color Become Successful Readers

Mon, May 12, 2014: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
IRA Invited Speaker 
Monday 5/12 11:00AM-12:00PM 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
Room: La Nouvelle Ballroom Section C 
Capacity: 1200 
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If Nelson Mandela can become president of the country that imprisoned him, if the Boston Red Sox can break a 90-year losing streak, then surely we can help students of color to become readers. This session will focus on twelve pivotal understandings and practices that encourage successful reading for kids caught in the achievement gap. The importance of nonfiction, building academic vocabulary, providing around-the-clock oral language, using response to intervention to break the cycle of failure, and strategies for supporting families of color, will be outlined. "Reading is a civil right!" is Hunter's call to action.


Phyllis Hunter, Educational Consultant


Struggling Learners