Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry & Connect to Comprehension

Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Lynn Givens from Center for Literacy Learning discussed the Right to Read Inquiry & Connect to Comprehension.

Other Resources:

The Right to Read Initiative & Repeated Readings

Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read

Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative. 
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read.  She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.


Twitter: @GarforthEduc

Lynn Givens has been a teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator for over 40 years. She served as Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research where she was involved in providing intervention training and professional development for teachers throughout Florida. Until recently, she taught undergraduate reading courses at Florida State University’s School of Teacher Education and facilitated practicums for teachers of struggling readers.  As a staff member at Beacon Educator for  10 years, she  acted as instructor/facilitator for online teacher endorsement courses in reading.

Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, she spent eight years at the Schenck School in Atlanta, which provided her with a firm foundation in teaching students with dyslexia and other struggling readers. Her goal has always been to provide high-quality, explicit instruction to close the gaps for students who are having reading difficulties and to instruct teachers on how to do this as well. She is the developer of the Connect to Comprehension intervention program for struggling readers and of the Center for Literacy Learning, which provides essential professional development to all teachers. 

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