Keys to Literacy: Comprehension Strategies for Special Educators
Wednesday, March 29 | 5:30-8pm
McSwiney Center for Professional Learning at EDCO | Bedford, MA
Presenter: Noel Foy, M.A.
Students are taught to take notes where they separate main ideas from supporting details. These notes are then turned into a summary, which research shows is one of the most effective types of comprehension instruction and an important life skill. Join us to review a routine for teaching comprehension strategies to students with learning challenges, starting with teaching students to identify the main idea about anything they read, hear, or do. Examples will be shared about ways to support readers of all abilities.
For more than thirty years, Noel Foy, M.A. has worked in various capacities as an educator. Her commitment to literacy began during her experiences as a secondary teacher and supervisor at Landmark School. She continued her passion for literacy skills by designing and writing curriculum that embeds comprehension, writing, and study strategies. In addition to being a Keys to Literacy trainer, Foy maintains her dedication to improving students’ literacy proficiency in her position as The Roxbury Latin School’s Learning Specialist, where she provides professional development to the faculty and academic support to students in grades 7-12. Foy also privately tutors students from primary grades to post college in reading, writing, and study skills. Foy received her B.A. in Education/Special Education and her M.A. in American Studies from Boston College.
Appropriate For Teachers of Grades 2-8
2.5 Contact Hours | FREE