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Fast Track Students to Read Multisyllable Words in Five Minutes a Day!
Do you have a large number of students in grades 3-8 who aren’t comprehending grade-level or content text because they are weak in reading unfamiliar multisyllable words? Come ready to participate during this session where the presenter will have you gesturing and calling out the answers. This multisensory technique, which is in use in hundreds of Title 1 schools, can be used in small groups or whole class and is taught for merely 5 minutes a day. Teachers report that students enjoy it so much they will remind you if you skip it on a day. Students are fully engaged answering chorally by pointing to the vowel letters, holding up finger gestures to signal which syllable type, and reading syllables and then words together. This technique has a game-like feel and there is a level playing field where ELLs and struggling readers aren’t at a disadvantage. You will leave with a handout so you can teach it the next day.
This talk was presented at:
National Title I Conference
February 2017 in Long Beach, CA
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Susan Hall

Susan L. Hall, EdD. is Co-Founder and President of an educational consulting and professional development company called 95 Percent Group Inc. The company provides consulting, teacher training, and instructional materials to districts and schools to improve their processes of using data to address specific literacy skill deficits through differentiated instruction. 95 Percent Group works with hundreds of schools across the country, nearly all of which serve students who receive Title 1 support. Susan is a national LETRS trainer and is author (or coauthor with Louisa Moats) of 7 books about reading development including I’ve DIBEL’d, Now What (Sopris) and Jumpstart RTI (Corwin). She serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Susan can be reached at shall@95percentgroup.com.