Lead a Literacy Intervention with Large Print

Date of broadcast: Thu, 10/17/19

Nearly two-thirds of 4th- and 8th-grade students in our nation’s schools are reading at a basic or below-basic grade level.* What can you do to support striving readers and help bridge the achievement gap? Several schools are turning to large print books.

New research conducted by Project Tomorrow®, and sponsored by Thorndike from Gale, a Cengage company, reveals that large print formatted books improve reading confidence and comprehension skills.

Attend this web seminar to hear Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow®, and panelists discuss key findings from the yearlong national study. You’ll gain new insights and best practices from educators and administrators who benefited from using large print as a literacy intervention tool. 

Key points:

  • Expanding access to large print materials to striving and reluctant readers
  • How students in grades 3-12 build stronger reading skills with large print books
  • Improving student reading attitudes, building confidence and reducing stress

Every registrant will receive access to the full study, a related infographic, educational videos, and more.

*The Nation’s Report Card 2017, National Assessment of Educational Progress. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 

Scheduled speakers:

Dr. Julie Evans
Chief Executive Officer
Project Tomorrow

Victor Chapa
Librarian
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (TX) 

Joanna Dehn
English Teacher
Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Mary Carr

English Teacher
Marco Forster Middle School (CA)

Michele Barnaby
English Teacher
Marco Forster Middle School

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in literacy, reading intervention, and curricular resources. Anyone interested may attend.