Recording of Dr. Charles Haynes: Beyond Graphic Organizers: Theme Based Writing & Comprehension Strategies Webinar

Recording of Dr. Charles Haynes: Beyond Graphic Organizers: Theme Based Writing & Comprehension Strategies Webinar

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Recording of Beyond Graphic Organizers: Theme Based Writing & Comprehension Strategies Webinar

Presented by Dr. Charles Haynes

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Do your students have trouble expressing what they want to say in writing?  Do they struggle to understand what they've read? Do you search for help, only to find methods that don't really address your students' needs? In this important session you'll be introduced to cutting edge, research-based tools to help your students get the words out and down on paper while also providing them with tools for improved oral and written language comprehension. Provide your students with strategies that go well beyond graphic organizers. We've brought in a world renowned speaker, researcher, and author who has helped thousands of professionals working with elementary, middle, and high school aged students who have challenges such as dyslexia and related language learning disabilities.

This hands-on, interactive session, Dr. Chalres Haynes will provide concrete theme-centered strategies for supporting language skills at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels. Emphases will be placed on leveraging semantic feature analysis and developing "micro-discourse" skills for developing cohesion and elaboration of the personal sequence narrative (PSN)and expository text forms. Participants will see how PSN techniques help to bridge narrative and expository discourse skills.

After this session, participants will be able to:

- Briefly summarize theme-centered strategies for supporting vocabulary and sentence development

- Explain how personal sequence narrative structure can be leveraged to support micro-discourse strategies

- Describe how the Cohesion Circle supports semantic cohesion between sentences

- Explain how the Detail Circle can be used to support elaboration skills

- Outline strategies for scaffolding expository text structures


Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Haynes served as a teacher, Research Coordinator and Director of Speech-Language Services at the Landmark School from 1979-1991, where he and colleagues developed one of U.S.’s first language-based curricula for children with dyslexia and expressive language impairments. In 1991 Dr. Haynes and colleagues in the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute designed and established coursework and placements that offer the option of dual teacher certification in both Speech- Language and in Reading. He is currently a professor at the Institute. He has been Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on over $1,100,000 of grants at the Institute and on over $3,500,000 of externally funded studies in the Middle East, where he is helping colleagues to develop diagnostic and intervention tools for spoken and written Arabic. He has chaired or co-chaired several international conferences for the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and currently serves on the Global Partners Committee of IDA's Board of Directors. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Arabic Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics and as an invited reviewer for several reading and speech-language journals. In 2014, Dr. Haynes received the Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award, International Dyslexia Association, for contributions to the field of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities. In 2013, he was inducted as a member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. Membership solicitation and determination is by a peer review committee of the Academy. In 2012, he received the Nancy Watts Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest teaching award granted by the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

CREDITS: This training offers 1.5 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 


PLEASE NOTE: The information provided in this hot topic webinar may not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Reading with TLC.  

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