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Connect to Comprehension

About The Program

Connect to Comprehension is currently being used in Florida State University’s practicum for struggling readers/ESOL students (RED4941) as the primary intervention program for students in grades 2-6.  Previously, the program was used by Marion County Children’s Alliance in an SES afterschool program. The program has recently been approved for the Bay County Florida School District MTSS and is now being used as a Tier 3 reading intervention. Connect to Comprehension is now being implemented in numerous classrooms throughout the US and several foreign countries.

The Author

Lynn Givens has been a teacher of struggling readers for over 30 years.  She has also served as a teacher trainer, curriculum developer, instructor in higher education, and professional development expert. She served as the Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research in Tallahassee, where she worked with Dr. Joseph Torgesen to develop and implement intervention programs for struggling readers throughout Florida. In addition to Connect to Comprehension, she is also the author of Phonics Games for Fluency  and Developing Essential Writing Skills, a textbook/workbook for college-level language arts students for the past two years. She has served as an online course developer and facilitator for the Orton Gillingham Online Academy (   Lynn was elected to the Board of the Florida Dyslexia Association in 2007.