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The Reading League Louisiana: Teaching Comprehension with a Culturally Responsive Lens

Engagement, relevance, and rigor are critical elements of creating academic success in today’s classrooms. Teachers are tasked with how to hone students’ literacy skills while also making them critically aware of the world-at-large. In this session, participants will learn the importance of providing explicit comprehension instruction in syntax and text structure and how that deepens students’ understanding of grade-level, complex texts. Also, participants will learn the tenants of culturally relevant pedagogy. In this session, the intersection between culturally relevant pedagogy and explicit comprehension instruction will be used as lens for instructional planning and the creation of learning tasks. It is through this intersection that we will explore how to create literacy experiences that collectively empower and equip our students to navigate and transform an increasingly, complex world.

Join The Reading League Louisiana, in collaboration with the Center for Development and Learning, as we host our presenter, Michell Brookins, for this live webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM CST

Mitchell Brookins has taught on the Southside of Chicago, been a district leader of RtI and literacy in Chicago Public Schools, and served as a school administrator in Chicago Public Schools and New Orleans for the past seven years.

 Mitchell has a B.A. in Elementary Education, a M.A. in Teacher Leadership, and is currently working on his dissertation to attain a PhD in Educational Administration at the University of New Orleans.


To register for the May 13th live event:

  1. Sign into your PathLMS account, or create a PathLMS account if you do not have one.
  2. Click into the Section "The Reading League Louisiana: Teaching Comprehension with a Culturally Responsive Lens"
  3. Complete the Pre-Event Survey Questions
  4. After completing the survey, select the Webinar page to register for the event.

Thank you to the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation and Amplify for their funding of The Reading League Louisiana.

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