Reading Plus Chief Research Officer to Present Virtual Session on Reading Efficiency at ILA Next 2020 Conference
WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reading Plus, a research-backed online program that uses personalized instruction to improve students’ reading proficiency, today announced that its Chief Research Officer Dr. Alexandra Spichtig will present on the importance of addressing reading efficiency to achieve student success at the International Literacy Association (ILA) Next 2020 virtual conference. Dr. Spichtig will lead the session on October 10 during the 12:15-12:55 p.m. ET Learning Labs time block.
Titled “Reading Efficiency: The Gateway to Reading Motivation and Sustained Reading Success”, the presentation will help educators understand efficiency’s relationship with reading proficiency and how it affects instruction. Session attendees will learn to identify variations of inefficiency in students of all reading levels and discuss crucial considerations when designing an environment that best suits each student’s needs.
“Reading is a highly physical process. How someone’s eyes navigate lines of print greatly affects what they will comprehend,” said Dr. Spichtig. “If a student’s reading process is labored and inefficient, this impacts their ability to process and retain information. Our research discovered that 50% of all students are inefficient readers – yet this often goes undetected, and doesn’t get the empirical attention it deserves in both teacher training and the classroom.”
Reading Plus is the only literacy program tat addresses the physical aspect of reading in addition to developing comprehension and vocabulary. Through adaptive instruction and the program’s patented Guided Window, Reading Plus strengthens the visual-perceptual skills students need to silently read efficiently and fluently, while building their reading stamina. The company also recently announced that it is doubling its content library with a focus on diverse selections for children and young adults at various reading levels.
“Students have varying reading skill gaps and therefore different instructional needs, whether they have above grade-level comprehension yet read very slowly or are skimming through assignments and demonstrate a low understanding,” said Dr. Spichtig. “Reading Plus offers selections at an appropriate level of complexity for each student’s reading development needs, while meeting teachers’ instructional objectives. That is critical to helping children overcome ineffective reading habits.”
Dr. Spichtig leads Reading Plus’s efforts in continually evaluating current assessment and instructional strategies and exploring new and enhanced approaches to silent reading proficiency development. She is recognized internationally as an expert on silent reading efficiency.
ILA Next runs through October 29. Learn more about the benefits of Reading Plus at www.readingplus.com.
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