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Tuesday, January 22 • 10:00am - 11:30am
It's Not Complicated: What I Know About Helping Our Students of Color Become Successful Readers
If Nelson Mandela can leave prison and become president of the country that imprisoned him, if man can reach the moon, if the Boston Red Sox can break a 90-year losing streak, then surely we can help students of color to become readers. Hunter addresses twelve pivotal understandings and practices that encourage successful reading -- from giving kids more access to books to knowing how to navigate nonfiction, stressing academic vocabulary, providing around-the-clock oral language opportunities, using response to intervention to break the cycle of failure, and supporting families of color, and more -- that every educator who works with a diverse population should understand. As Hunter maintains, "Reading is a civil right."

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Phyllis Hunter

Hunter is an award-winning veteran educator who worked as a district reading manager, principal, and speech/language therapist. She serves on the advisory boards of national literacy organizations, including Consortium for Reading Excellence (CORE) and the National Center for Family... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am EST
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