COD 2020 - PS235

Reading for Understanding

Teachers, heads of section and educational psychologists

1 sessions, start: 14-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: Primary / Secondary
Language: English
Status: Ended
Facilitator/s: Lucila Dighero MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 14 February 2020 01:30 pm 04:30 pm


Lucila Dighero

Lucila Dighero holds a Specialist in Education degree (Universidad de San Andrés) & a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education with ESOL endorsement (Florida International University, U.S.A.). At present, she is an Educational Consultant, pedagogical advisor and teacher trainer at ESSARP, Trinity College London Argentina and educational institutions She is a teacher educator and has designed several courses for profesional development, specializing in dyslexia, other learning and behaviour difficulties, and emotional education. Lucila has an extensive career in leadership roles in several distinguished biligual institutions in Buenos Aires. She lived in the USA for ten years where she gained teaching experience in inclusive education settings at primary and middle levels in public schools in Miami, Florida. She was invited by LAHC (Latin American Heads Conference) to join review teams to carry out institutional reviews in bilingual schools in México, Perú and Chile. She was a member of the ESSARP Think Tank from 2013-2016.
Teachers, heads of section and educational psychologists
We sometimes take for granted that students will understand a text just by reading it several times. But comprehension is a complex skill that requires a conscious effort and is facilitated by the use of specific strategies aimed at such purpose.

The objective of this course is to understand the importance of explicit instruction of Reading Strategies to promote effective reading comprehension and acquire specific strategies to do so.
The following reading Strategies will be shared, to be used before, during and after the actual reading of the text:
+Pre-Viewing Questions –
+Metacognition –
+Text Connections
+Question & Answer Relationships
Strategies will be presented and modelled by the facilitator. Participants will apply these on an a text that will be provided.

This way, participants will experiment the real use of the strategies so they can be meaningfully incorporated for future use with the students.
“Reading Rockets” website, retrieved on November 2019 @

Tompkins, G. (2002) “Literacy for the 21st Century” Prentice Hall; 3rd edition

Bos,C & Vaughn S. (2002) “Strategies for teaching students with Learning and Behavior Problems” – Allyn and Bacon 5th Edition
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