Workshops

 
 

What is a workshop?


One and two day workshops in Precision Reading have been presented in school divisions and schools, at professional development conferences for teachers and other educators, and at scholarly conferences. Check out the two sample workshop outlines below for a better idea of what you can expect from a Precision Reading workshop.

One Day Workshop

  • How Precision Reading was developed
  • Why some students struggle to learn to read
  • Why traditional methods sometimes fail
  • How to do the Core Strategy
  • How to do some of the Support Strategies
  • How to do some of the Comprehension Strategies

Two Day Workshop

Day One

  • How Precision Reading was developed
  • Why some students struggle to learn to read
  • Why traditional methods sometimes fail
  • Understanding reading fluency
  • Understanding vocabulary development
  • Understanding reading comprehension

Day 2

  • How to do the Core Strategy
  • How to do the Support Strategies
  • How to use Precision Reading with non-readers
  • How to do Comprehension Strategies
  • How to use the Complementary Strategies
  • Setting up a Precision Reading program

Who Benefits?


Precision Reading will work with almost any student at any grade level. It has been used successfully with a wide variety of students in the early, middle, and senior grades and in adult education. Students do not need to have disabilities to benefit from Precision Reading.

Students described as

  • Reluctant readers
  • Non-readers
  • Unmotivated readers
  • Resistant readers

Students with

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and ADD)
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
  • Intellectual disabilities (e.g. Down's Syndrome, Autism, etc.)
  • Language Delay
  • Severe social, emotional, and behavioural problems.
  • Attention and memory problems.

 Precision Reading can be used in English, French, French Immersion, First Nation, and English as an Second Language (ESL) classrooms. It is not recommended for students who are frequently absent from school, individuals with speech impairments or those who are mute, hard of hearing, deaf, or blind. It is not effective with students with cognitive deficits who are not capable of learning communication symbols.

Find out more / arrange a workshop


For more information, or to arrange a workshop, please contact Dr. Rick Freeze below:

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Dr. Rick Freeze, Professor

Inclusive Education
Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 257-9905   [Precision Reading Home Office]
Phone: (204) 474-6904   [University Office]
Fax: (204) 474-7564
Rick.Freeze@umanitoba.ca