Using Text Structures to Improve Reading Comprehension

An intervention for improved comprehension.

Option for This Event

  • January 18, 2024 at the Learning-Focused Training Center in Asheville, NC

Attendees will leave the event with:

Why are quality assignments fundamental to student success?

A deep understanding of Text Structures and how they impact comprehension.

Innovative and practical teaching strategies to effectively teach students how to identify and use Text Structures to increase their understanding

Innovative and practical teaching strategies to effectively teach students how to identify and use Text Structures to increase their understanding.

The ability to incorporate Text Structures into all subjects and lesson plans.

The ability to incorporate Text Structures into all subjects and lesson plans.

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Address Learning Challenges with Text Structures

In today's diverse and dynamic classrooms, educators often face the challenge of effectively engaging all students due to their varying reading abilities and backgrounds. This event directly addresses these challenges, focusing on the critical role of using Text Structures to increase students' comprehension of all reading material.

Understanding and teaching Text Structures goes beyond simply identifying and referring to them during reading instruction. To effectively and consistently use Text Structures, students must be able to use them independently to read with intention and comprehend unfamiliar text. At the same time, teachers work to assess their comprehension of students accurately. This event aims to bridge these gaps by providing educators with practical, research-based strategies and protocols to increase student learning and application.

This one-day training is tailored to empower educators with knowledge and skills to enhance their teaching practices, ensuring that all students can benefit from improved comprehension abilities. Join us to unlock the potential of Text Structures for reading all content area text, fostering a deeper understanding and a more inclusive learning environment in your classroom.

"I love LFS. It makes the selection of research based, evidence based practices a natural process for teachers and promises the best for students"

Director of Curriculum, GA

Why You Should Attend: The Impact of Text Structures on Reading Comprehension?

Attending this event will immerse you in the latest educational research highlighting the transformative role of Text Structures in reading comprehension. You'll gain access to compelling data and insights that underscore the importance of this approach in your teaching.

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    Experience Proven Success:

    Learn about studies showing remarkable improvement in reading comprehension among students taught to identify and use Text Structures.

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    See Real Classroom Transformations:

    Explore case studies demonstrating positive student engagement and understanding changes when Text Structure strategies are implemented across diverse learning environments.

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    Addressing Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills:

    Discover how familiarity with Text Structures extends beyond reading. It fosters critical thinking and analytical skills, preparing students to tackle complex texts and concepts, an essential skill in today's information-rich world.

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Learn how help students use Text Structures!

Join us to be at the forefront of educational innovation, equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools to make a tangible difference in your student's academic journey.

Your Facilitator

Lindsey Hampton

Chief Academic Officer for Learning-Focused

During her 20+years as an educator, Lindsey served various grade levels and subject areas. For 8 years she led inclusive classrooms and taught advanced placement courses. Following her classroom years, Lindsey spent 10 years as an instructional coach, professional development specialist, and district administrator of new teacher induction. She has presented at numerous conferences, including the Florida Association of School Administrator Conference, the Tennessee Principals Association Conference, and the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Today, she works directly with teachers and school leaders in the implementation of the Learning-Focused Instructional Framework.

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Feedback from Previous Events

"Lindsey was knowledgeable, relevant, enthusiastic, compassionate and overall very skilled at providing professional development. This was an incredible experience!! "

"Lindsay Hampton has been extremely supportive and knowledgeable."

"Lindsey did a GREAT job role modeling the practices, providing valuable details, and moving at a pace that met our needs. She provided excellent resources and answered questions along the way." - Misty Freeman, Principal

"Our trainer was very tuned in to our participant's needs. She worked with administration to insure the time was well spent and took additional time to answer individual questions. Excellent training!" - Principal, TN

Learning Goals

You Will Be Able To...

  • Determine text structures of reading passages.
  • Effectively teach students how to identify and use Text Structures to increase their understanding.
  • Incorporate Text Structures into all subjects and lesson plans.
  • Apply a protocol to help students become independent.

You Will Know...

  • Types of Text Structures.
  • The relationship between text structures and reading comprehension.
  • The rationale for teaching text structures.
  • The process for including text structures in lessons.

What You Receive

In addition to learning from a Learning-Focused expert,
participants will receive a trainer kit that includes the following resources and materials:

  • Strategies in Action: Using Reading Comprehension Strategies and Text Structures book
  • Increasing Rigor through Reading Comprehension flipchart
  • Strategies in Action: Using Reading Comprehension Strategies and Text Structures course
  • Strategies in Action: Extended Reading Passages Book
  • Lifetime membership to Learning-Focused Online (online platform for all trainer, teacher, and leadership resources)

When and Where

At Learning-Focused Training Center


  • 200 District Dr. Ste 001, Asheville, NC 28803


  • January 18, 2024


  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LF Center

Our training center is designed for intimate training, with only 22 spots available.  We aim to provide a wonderful learning experience to help you grow your network through collaboration.

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Registration for the institute is $135 per person.

Registration includes snacks, drinks, coffee, and other goodies.

Learning is better in teams! Register three people and receive a $35 discount off the third registration fee!

Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis only. To secure your spot, we must receive a signed quote.