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Virtual Adolescent Literacy Professional Learning Series

January 10, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


The Adolescent Literacy Professional Learning Series teaches critical components of literacy instruction for Grades 6-12. Each module integrates current research and translates it into classroom application.

The series consists of ten 2.5-hour facilitated, synchronous modules held via Zoom and continued learning through asynchronous materials and follow up activities via Google Classroom. These modules address questions such as:

  • What happens in the brain when we read? How can this understanding inform our instruction?
  • What are basic, intermediate, and disciplinary literacy? How do these levels impact reading grade level content material?
  • How do we plan differentiated instruction to allow all students to access complex text?
  • How do we analyze instruction to determine the presence of features of effective instruction?
  • What is the importance of vocabulary acquisition? What impact does it have on comprehension?
  • What role does strategy instruction play? How do high-leverage instructional routines support constructing meaning from text?
  • . . . and much more!


PLEASE NOTE: Our Adolescent Literacy series is NOT a Mass Literacy OAPL offering.

Dates & Topics

Please note: Registration is for the entire series. Each training session will be recorded and posted in the Google classroom in case of any absences or need for a refresher.

Overview of Reading Acquisition: Secondary Focus
Tuesday, 1/10/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Features of Effective Instruction
Tuesday, 1/24/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Using Background Knowledge and Inferencing Skills
Tuesday, 2/14/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Constructing Meaning While Reading
Tuesday, 2/28/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

The Role of Vocabulary in Meaning Acquisition 
Tuesday, 3/7/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Self-monitoring and Questioning to Support Meaning Acquisition
Tuesday, 3/21/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Secondary Focus on Foundational Skills
Tuesday, 4/11/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Text-based Discussion
Tuesday, 4/25/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Reading Writing Connection
Tuesday, 5/16/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Pulling It All Together
Tuesday, 5/30/2023, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT


PLEASE NOTE: This online registration form is for credit card processing only. If you’d prefer to pay with a purchase order, please email a copy to info@hillforliteracy.org along with the required registration information (names, emails, job titles, and schools of each attendee).


January 10, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Meeting invitation to be sent one week prior to first session. + Google Map


HILL for Literacy, Inc.

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