TeacherGoal #6: Explicitly Teach Reading Comprehension with Cassie Tabrizi
“You need to know that reading comprehension begins with listening comprehension. Even when you’re reading a book, an article, you’re hearing a word, you’re saying in your head or you’re reading it out loud.”
In this week’s episode, we will continue talking about reading skills. Today, we're going to focus on how to teach reading comprehension skills. Cassie Tabrizi is an expert in this area, and she will give us relevant and useful strategies we can implement to develop this skill.
Cassie is the owner and founder of Create-abilities.com. She obtained her English as a Second Language endorsement and her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design. Cassie works with teachers all around the world as she creates resources, provides free webinar training, and hosts live teacher training online. Her main goal is to bring classroom ideas and resources that were differentiated, engaging, and meaningful for elementary educators.
If you want to know how to develop reading comprehension skills, this episode is for you!
3 TeacherGoal Tips
To explicitly teach reading comprehension, start by helping students develop listening comprehension skills
Spend 2-4 weeks teaching units of study rather than individual texts
This Episode Features...
As the owner and founder of Create-abilities.com, Cassie Tabrizi is passionate about bringing classroom ideas and resources to life for elementary educators everywhere. Cassie graduated from the University of Utah in 2008. From there, she went on to teach 3rd grade at a Title 1 elementary school. While teaching, she obtained her English as a Second Language endorsement and her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design. The endorsement and degree helped her work passionately to create materials that were differentiated, engaging, and meaningful. Today, she works with teachers all around the world as she creates resources, provides free webinar training's, and hosts live teacher training's online.
Erica Terry, Host
Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.
You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_