Supporting Secondary Struggling Readers

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Supporting Struggling Readers (6-12 Educators)

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Fall 2022 Cohort : Oct. 4 & Nov. 8 - Multiple locations: Bismarck, Minot, Williston
Spring 2023 Cohort: Feb. 7 & March 28 - Multiple locations: Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot

  • Course Description: This two-part learning series is designed to provide secondary educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to respond to student reading needs by matching to appropriate instructional strategies at the secondary level. A large portion of the course will be designated to diagnosing student reading needs and how to match those needs with appropriate instructional strategies. 
  • Audience: 6-12 classroom teachers, ELA Teachers, interventionists, special education teachers, literacy coaches, at-risk leaders, and administrators interested in "digging deeper" into the instructional needs of secondary struggling readers.
  • All sessions run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided for each session.

Series Focus:

  • Curriculum - What we teach
  • Instruction - How we teach
  • Assessment - Data needed to guide the process


  1. Identify and describe the 5 Big Ideas of Reading.
  2. Understand the scope and sequence of skills within each of the big ideas of reading.
  3. Analyze multiple instructional routines and materials designed to teach each of the big ideas of reading.
  4. Evaluate current instructional practices and explore ways to enhance them.

Questions? Please reach out to Laura Haynie at


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