FREE LIVE WEBINAR (July 20, 1:00 PM EDT) Text Sets and Read Aloud as an Entry Point for Universal Design for Learning

1 session


Course Length
30 mins

SimpleK12 Team


Upcoming Sessions


Are you curious about how text sets and read aloud can enhance your approach to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Students of all ages enjoy interactive read aloud experiences. From our youngest readers to those ready to graduate we can support student learning with the intentional planning of multimodal text sets as part of the read aloud experience. Join Natalie Mitchell for this timesaving, to the point session as we discover how to create a quality text set that utilizes a variety of accessibility points regarding the acquisition of knowledge. Get ready to create engaging and accessible reading experiences for all your students! Natalie’s expertise as a literacy consultant will empower you with the tools and resources you need to apply text sets and read aloud across all content areas to support literacy inside every classroom, no matter how old your students are. 

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to outline a replicable structure for creating impactful text sets that align with UDL principles.  

  • Discover how to use structured idea prompts and considerations to prepare and build comprehensive text sets.  

  • Explore strategies for conducting read aloud that engage students and support diverse learning needs. 

  • Understand how text sets and read aloud can serve as effective entry points for implementing UDL in your classroom. 

Presented by Natalie Mitchell

Natalie Mitchell is a literacy consultant who has worked as a staff development expert and literacy coach for over a decade. With her foundational roots in elementary education, she helps educators develop powerful teaching practices while growing a love for literacy in their classrooms. Natalie holds a master's degree in educational leadership, and she works alongside literacy coaches, campus leadership teams, and program directors to strengthen community and school culture.


  • Identify the key components of a powerful text set and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  

  • Explain how structured idea prompts and considerations contribute to building thorough text sets.  

  • Implement the outlined structure to create text sets and conduct engaging read aloud that cater to diverse learners. 

  • Examine the effectiveness of text sets and read aloud in supporting UDL principles in your classroom.  

  • Assess the impact of using text sets and read aloud on student engagement and learning outcomes. 

  • Design a comprehensive text set and plan a read-aloud session that aligns with UDL principles and supports all learners. 


Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning. 


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits



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FREE LIVE WEBINAR (July 20, 1:00 PM EDT) Text Sets and Read Aloud as an Entry Point for Universal Design for Learning

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