Facilitative Language

In reading, comprehending refers to the thinking readers do before, during, and after engaging with a text. One of our main goals as teachers is to facilitate active thinking in ways that help our students construct and expand meaning from reading.

Complete the form to watch this free one-hour webinar. You’ll learn about five instructional moves that support student comprehension and walk away with practical “tidbits to try” in your classroom.

During this webinar, viewers explore considerations and practices for:

  • Selecting and introducing books in ways that invite opportunities for thinking
  • Teaching and prompting for comprehending as students read
  • Facilitating conversations that grow understanding through thinking together
  • Writing about reading to expand understanding and make it stick
  • Increasing vocabulary to deepen meaning and convey it to others