Reading Fluency: The Ultimate Goal of Reading Instruction in the Primary School
This presentation explores how direct instruction in reading fluency as part of a developmental process of building decoding skills can form a bridge to reading comprehension. Participants will be provided with an overview of instructional practice related to oral reading fluency including practical information on approaches shown to improve oral reading fluency for primary school students.
Bio - Dr Gene Mehigan is Vice President for Education and Strategic Development at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. He has been a primary school teacher, a literacy specialist, an educational consultant, and a teacher educator over the past four decades. His research interests are in teacher education, early literacy development and struggling readers, particularly among children living in disadvantaged settings. Gene is a member of a wide range of academic, professional and administrative committees at a regional and national level. He has worked in The Gambia as a Government advisor to the Department of State for Education on the development of a sector wide approach for the reform of literacy education and serves as a board member and consultant for a number of education and policy organisations. He is past President of both the Literacy Association of Ireland (LAI) the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) and a former chair of the Standing Committee of Heads of Education and Teacher Unions.
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|Course Date||26-01-2023 5:00 pm|
|Course End Date||26-01-2023 7:00 pm|
|Cut off date||25-01-2023 11:55 pm|
|Facilitator||Dr Gene Mehigan is Vice President for Education and Strategic Development at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin|
|Location||Live Webinar - Online|