International Dyslexia Association

Northern New England Alliance


Come join us for the

Inaugural READ for Professionals

  • Learn from literacy leaders, researchers and practitioners
  • Receive professional development CEUs for 1.5 hours
  • Stay up to date on research and how to implement evidence-based approaches in your classroom
  • Low Cost ~ Only $25.00


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

7:00-8:30 PM EST

Empirical insights into talk-turns during read-alouds: What they suggest teachers should do to promote engagement and meaning-building conversations

with special guest

Tanya Christ, PhD

REGISTER for $25.00
Support READ for Parents $10.00

Tanya Christ

Tanya Christ is a Literacy Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Oakland University. Her research focuses on emergent reading processes, digital

literacies in early childhood, issues of educational access and equity, and teacher education. Her work appears in journals such as Journal of Literacy Research, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, and The Reading Teacher. Currently, she teaches courses related to reading assessment and instruction practices for K-12, and graduate research courses. Previously, she taught both inclusion and general education in Title 1 classrooms in Brooklyn, NY.

Learning Outcomes

After this Webinar, you should be able to identify

(1) kinds of talk-turns in interactive read-aloud conversations,

(2) talk-turns that facilitate meaning-building conversations,

(3) talk-turns that diminish meaning-building conversations,

(4) ways to create space for meaning-makers, and

(5) how text impacts read-aloud talk-turns.

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IDA-NNEA Initiative

READ for Parents

Every other month IDA-NNEA hosts a free, 90-minute Zoom webinar for parents that focuses on a topic from the IDA Dyslexia Fact Sheets. If you don't know about the fact sheets, be sure to check them out; they're current, relevant, and full of great information. In addition to our board member panelists, each session includes a guest speaker or speakers with deep knowledge of the topic.

Upcoming READ for Parents

  • August 2024. Delving into IEP Basics with Andrea Pollock & Kris Reilly
  • October 9, 2024. Charting Success: Cognitive and Achievement Performance Summary (CAPS) Charts for Parents and Educators with Brenda Peters, MA, MEd, SAIF, ICALP
  • December 2024. Coming Soon

Dyslexia practitioners, please be sure to share this email with the parents with whom you work and colleagues.
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