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January 20 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

How to Make Independent Reading Work in Your Classroom (Webinar)

Practical Ways to Engage Students and Improve Reading Outcomes

During this 90-minute webinar, gain insights into creating an environment that fosters a love for reading among your students and explore the opportunities independent reading provides readers in developing their literacy skills.

Saturday, January 20, 2024
10:00-11:30am (EST)
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
Earn 1.5 PD hours
Course Description & Outcomes
Payment Policies


Discover the impactful role of independent reading in fostering children’s literacy development. You’ll gain insights into creating an environment that fosters a love for reading among your students. Readers need massive opportunities to practice using phonics, practicing their fluency and comprehension skills. Learn strategies to establish and sustain a robust independent reading practice in your classroom. 


  • Understand the research behind independent reading’s significance in your classroom. 
  • Learn how to establish a strong practice for independent reading through minilessons and a diverse classroom library. 
  • Learn how to sustain independent reading through conferring and writing about reading throughout the school year. 

 You’ll earn 1.5 professional development hours for your participation. 

Linda Murphy, Associate Director, Literacy Programs Linda Murphy Headshot

Linda has worked in school districts in New York in a variety of roles and settings. Prior to her joining the center at Lesley University, Linda held positions as a principal of an intermediate school, a Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading, a district trainer for Literacy Collaborative Intermediate, a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and a classroom teacher. Linda holds licenses in Elementary Education and School District Administration.


Only credit cards will be accepted for individual payments. If you are looking to send a group that may require a purchase order (PO), please email

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued.

Registration Deadline

The registration portal closes on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 5:00pm (EST).

Certificates of Attendance

Only registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation by completing an insight form, which will be provided to participants at the end of the event. Please allow our team 1-2 weeks to process your certificate.


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