Based on independent research and results from more than 750,000 students, the most challenging reading standards for students have been identified. A free Education Week webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 29 will discuss practical instructional ideas to help teachers and administrators conquer the rigor needed to master these standards.

The discussion will specifically relate to determining central ideas or themes and summarizing details, analyzing text structure, integrating and evaluating content in diverse media and formats, and analyzing similar topics and themes across texts. Participants will pinpoint which standards are the most challenging and where students struggle the most, and be able to better focus their instructional time to master these standards.

The guests will be Maureen McLaughlin, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Reading Department, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University and president of the International Reading Association (IRA); and Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D., chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee and a national literacy consultant.

Register here for this webinar.