Addressing the Complexity of Matching Readers with Text
Featuring Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp
Archived webinar from March 27, 2012
Now available! Purchase an archived recording of the March 27, 2012, webinar with Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp. You will have access to the recording until June 1, 2013.
Students learn to read increasingly complex texts under the guidance of very skilled teachers. Fisher, Frey, and Lapp will first address factors that make a text difficult. Then they will discuss the role of the teacher in supporting students as they develop the knowledge, skills, and stamina needed to read increasingly complex texts.
During this one-hour webinar, Fisher, Frey, and Lapp will address the following pressing questions:
- What factors need to be considered when matching readers and texts?
- What's the history of the reader/text match?
- What's being suggested by the Common Core State Standards as related to the reader/text match?
- What's involved in a close reading of text?
- What are the roles of the teacher, the student, and the instruction?
Here's a convenient, affordable way for you to gain practical solutions and share ideas with true leaders in the literacy field.
Bonus — Your registration to the live event includes access to the webinar archive, too, so you can review it any time.
Order your copy of Fisher, Frey, and Lapp’s new book, Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading, now for delivery in late March!
Douglas Fisher, PhD, is a professor of education at San Diego State University (SDSU) and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California. He received the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association (IRA) and was a member of the SDSU teaching program that won the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in 2003. He has published numerous articles and books on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design, including In a Reading State of Mind: Brain Research, Teacher Modeling, and Comprehension Instruction (IRA, 2009) with Nancy and Diane.
Nancy Frey, PhD, is a professor of literacy in the College of Teacher Education at SDSU and a classroom teacher at Health Sciences High and Middle College. With Doug, she was a member of the SDSU teaching program that won the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award in 2003. Nancy has served as the chair of IRA’s Print Media Award Committee. Her research interests include reading and literacy, assessment, intervention, and curriculum design, and she was a finalist for IRA’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award. She has published in The Reading Teacher and Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. She has coauthored books on literacy, such as In a Reading State of Mind: Brain Research, Teacher Modeling, and Comprehension Instruction (IRA, 2009) with Doug and Diane.
Diane Lapp, EdD, is the distinguished professor of education in the College of Teacher Education at SDSU, where she teaches preservice and graduate courses. She has taught in the elementary and middle grades and is currently an English/literacy teacher and a peer coach at the high school where she teaches. Her major areas of research and instruction cover issues related to struggling readers and writers who live in economically deprived settings, their families, and their teachers. Diane has authored, coauthored, and edited many articles, columns, texts, handbooks, and children’s materials on reading, language arts, and effective instructional issues. She has also chaired and co-chaired several IRA committees. Her many educational awards include being named IRA's 1996 Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year.