Comprehension: Bringing Meaning and Understanding to Text


In this FREE webinar, Lynn Givens, developer of the Connect to Comprehension program and OGOA course, will answer the following questions and will also provide participants with a basic understanding of this unique intervention program for struggling readers.

Covered in this webinar:

  • What are the first steps for addressing comprehension with struggling readers?
  • How does one move from single word and phrasal reading to an understanding of text?
  • What are the most important instructional components for accomplishing this goal?

Participants will receive a free sample of the Connect to Comprehension Phonics Games, which can be used alone or in conjunction with the program to provide additional practice in fluency and comprehension.

Comprehension is a complex reading skill that encompasses many strategies and skills. This attribute often makes teaching comprehension seem daunting. This is especially true when working with struggling readers, who may also struggle with word reading, fluency, and written vocabulary.


  1. When will this webinar be taking place? What if I am not available at that time?

This webinar will be available in Moodle on April 28, 2017, and will be available to those who register thereafter.

The webinars offered by OGOA are different from other webinars, in that you have unlimited access to the webinar content. You do not have to be available at a specific time. You can register and participate any time after the launch date, and you can watch the webinar as many times as you would like. 

  1. Who is Lynn Givens?

Lynn Givens is our facilitator for this webinar. Lynn has been an outstanding teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator for over 35 years. She served as Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research where she was involved in providing intervention training and professional development for teachers throughout Florida. She taught undergraduate reading courses at FSU’s School of Teacher Education, teaching and facilitating a practicum for teachers of struggling readers, and acting as instructor/facilitator for online teacher endorsement courses in reading. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, she spent eight years at the Schenck School in Atlanta, which provided her with a firm foundation in teaching students with Dyslexia and other struggling readers. Her goal has always been to provide high-quality, explicit instruction to close the gaps for students who are having reading difficulties.

  1. Why do I have to create a username and password for Moodle before I can register?

The login information that you create in Moodle is intended to protect your personal information, and give you access to information about our coursework. When you create a username and password, you are not obligated to purchase anything, but you can view the courses, webinars, and other resources that we offer on our online course platform. If you already have a username and password for Moodle, then you can use the same information to register for the webinar.

  1. What happens if I forget my username and password?

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