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The Right to Read Screening

MLK DC Public Library 901 G Street NW, Washington

The Right to Read shares the stories of an activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.

When a child can’t read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That's why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction. “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” Fed up with the bleak reading scores in his own community, Kareem files a petition with the Oakland Unified School District demanding change. See trailer.

Join TRL-DC and IDA-DC as we screen The Right to Read. This is the only free, public, in-person screening of The Right to Read on the Eastern Seaboard. Board members of both TRL-DC and IDA-DC will be available from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to discuss the organizations and their work. Please be seated before 2:00 pm, when the screening begins.

While tickets are free, The Reading League -DC and International Dyslexia Association - D.C. Capital do take donations.

Meet the Researcher with Dr. Carolyn Strom

Southwest Library (DCPL) 900 Wesley Place SW, Washington

Dr. Strom will offer an in-person lecture on "Decoding as the Route to Automaticity" and then engage with small groups discussing her work.

Decoding as a Route to Automaticity: Workshop and Social Hour

"Decoding as a Route to Automaticity: Workshop and Social Hour" Connect with other DC educators and experts for workshops, which will all include practical ideas that teachers can implement in classrooms right away. Social hour will follow at a nearby restaurant. Workshops include: Prompting for Decoding: How to revise your prompting to encourage decoding Make and Take Blending Board: Walk away with a custom blending board! Spanish Translanguaging: Learn how Spanish L1 students errors are superpowers! Decodable or not?: Learn how to write decodable sentences with the phonics patterns students have learned Quick Phonics Survey Analysis: Walk away with a quick […]

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