COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 8

February 25, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Fluency and Its Relationship to Reading

 

The Virginia Department of Education and the University of Virginia are pleased to offer the lecture, Fluency and Its Relationship to Reading by Dr. Elfrieda H. Hiebert from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. on March 12, 2003, in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom at the University of Virginia. The information gained during this lecture will assist educators in teaching fluency, one of the five essential components of reading instruction.

 

Dr. Hiebert is the author of the QuickReads program and one of the authors of the Ready Readers program. She is a professor in the Literacy, Language, and Culture program in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hiebert has published more than 100 research articles and chapters on how instructional and assessment practices influence literacy acquisition.

 

This invitation is being extended to one or two persons from each elementary school or central office. Please complete the attached registration form and fax it to Regina Thomas at (804) 786-1703. Space is limited, therefore a confirmation notice and directions will be faxed to the first 150 people that register.

 

For further information, please contact Barbara F. Jones (mailto:bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for reading and English at (804) 786-1997.

 

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http://www.pen.k12.va.us/administrators/principals_memos/2003/ems008a.pdf