A nationally known expert on technical reading will present a
free lecture on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Leo G.
Cigarroa High School Library.
Dr. Rosemary Potter, author of Technical Reading in the Middle
School, will provide the lecture. Educators, parents and
interested community members are encouraged to attend.
The presentation is co-hosted by the Laredo chapter of Phi
Delta Kappa (PDK) International, the educational honor society,
and Texas A&M International University's College of
Education. A regular meeting and election of PDK officers will
precede the lecture.
Dr. Potter's lecture will focus on how a school system
implemented technical reading in a middle school with a focus on
improving reading at the secondary level.
The three-year project involved the innovative use of eight
components and has special relevance for Hispanic and Limited
English Proficient (LEP) students.
Potter, a classroom teacher for over 37 years, earned her
doctorate at the University of Miami. She also holds an M.S. from
the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a B.S. at Maryville
Known for her pioneering work in the use of commercial
television in the curriculum, she is author of numerous articles,
books and educational materials, including the script for a
special episode of the NBC-TV comedy "Different
For additional information on Dr. Potter's lecture, please
contact Dr. Juan Lira at A&M International, 326.2535, or
Esther Buckley at Cigarroa High School, 722.0163.
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