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Skaneateles Library to Host Science of Reading Workshops

The Skaneateles Library is hosting a series of workshops about the "Science of Reading" aimed at providing caregivers the tools to better support beginning and struggling readers. 

Participants will leave with a better understanding of the reading brain and how they can support their students outside of school.  

Skaneateles Central School District staff will be on hand during the sessions to help answer questions. 

Register for the Zoom link or join us in-person at the library through the calendar on


·  Wired for Language, Not for Reading
Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

·  Priming the Brain for Reading
Saturday, September 30th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

·  The Brain as a Pattern Detector
Saturday, October 14th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

·  The Brain as a Pattern Detector II
Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

·  Vocabulary: More Than Just Dictionary Definitions
Saturday, November 11th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

·  Beyond Dick and Jane: Decodable Text as Training Wheels
Saturday, November 18th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM


For more information, email Mary Beth Schwartzwalder at


The Science of Reading Community Workshops. Saturday, Sept. 16th and 30th; Oct. 14th and 28th; Nov. 11th and 18th; 1-3 o.m. at the Skaneateles Library. Join us in=person or on Zoom for a series of 6 classes to introduce how the brain learns to read, the systemic problems that are root cause of the literacy crisis in our country, and what you can do at home to support the instruction in our schools. All sessions are led by Kelli Johnson, a former teacher and local expert in reading education and community engagement. Visit for more information and to register.
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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152