From Ordinary to Extraordinary- Discover The Benefits of Visual Supports to Boost Reading Comprehension

Learn 3 visual strategies beyond the graphic organizer with Dr. Debra Sarfaty Ed. D. in an all-NEW LIVE webinar!


LIVE WEBINAR September 13, 2022 7-10pm EST

Course Description

Attendees learned to scaffold comprehension strategies by using visuals such as video clips and advertisements along with more traditional tools, such as personal annotation. This course prepared students for the ELA Regents by addressing the three types of reading/writing questions that are found there.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Explain to a student how to analyze a text for literary, rhetorical, or argumentative purposes.

  • Apply scaffolding to complex texts to boost comprehension.

  • Demonstrate to students how to annotate, and use annotations to write essays without having to re-read the entire text.

Time Ordered- Agenda

  • 30 minutes: Exploring metacognition

  • 30 minutes: Developing Metacognition

  • 30 Minutes: Literary Analysis

  • 40 minutes: Rhetorical Analysis

  • 40 minutes: Argumentative Writing

  • 10 minutes: Question and Answer

Instructional Methodology

Live lecture, video, interactive discussions, moderated question and answer session.

Presenter Biography:

Debra Sarfaty, ED.D

Dr. Debra Sarfaty received her ED.D. in Literacy Education from Rutgers in 2013. She serves as a high school principal, high school English teacher and an ELA consultant for many schools, primarily YKOP. She is known for her creative pedagogy and the ability to help teachers scaffold skills so that students retain them and are able to apply them across texts and content areas.


Financial: Debra Sarfaty receives an honorarium and royalties for the presentation of the course. She is an employee of Reenas BY, YKOP, Sara Schenirer.


Non-Financial: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures at this time

Course Completion Requirements:

3 clock hours, 3 CTLEs (NYSED), .3 ASHA CEUs

To earn a certificate of completion for this course you must attend the live webinar in it's entirety.


Who should take this course?

This course is applicable to educators, speech pathologists, P3s, and school leaders working Junior High School to High School age students.


If registrant cancels:

For live webinars a full refund, less a 25% administrative fee will be provided if your refund request is received in writing (by mail or email) at least 14 days prior to the course start date. No refunds will be made after the 14 day deadline. Tuition will be forfeited for no-show or cancellations. For video courses you may request a refund for this class within 24 hours of class purchase and before viewing 20% of the course content. To request a refund email Please note it may take up to 7 days for your refund to be processed.

Complaint Policy:

We do our best to address your concerns. Any complaints or grievances must be submitted via email to Please include the name, address, phone number, email, profession of person submitting the complaint or grievance, the title of the CE course, as well as the exact nature of the complaint/grievance. The CEA (continuing education administrator) will make an effort to resolve the complaint to the satisfaction of the complainant. This may include issuance of a credit for another CE course or other action suitable to all parties.

Special Needs:

Please indicate any special needs you may have at least 14 days prior to the event by calling or email us. We will try our best to accommodate your needs. This course is applicable to SLPs, SLP assistants, special educators, and teachers.

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For questions or concerns you can reach us by email, text, or phone. Our email address is We can also be reached by text/phone at 305.725.0747.

Discover strategies for lasting comprehension mastery!