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Friday, October 18 • 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Teaching Reading Comprehension

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This session will summarize research on improving reading comprehension. I'll start by reviewing what psychologists know about the processes behind reading comprehension, and I'll then consider the evidence for teaching students reading comprehension strategies and how they might work, given what we know about comprehension. I'll conclude that these strategies are effective, but are often overemphasized, and I will suggest alternatives to improving comprehension.

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Daniel Willinghman

Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
Daniel Willingham earned his BA from Duke University in 1983 and his PhD in cognitive psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
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