July 6-8, 2015
This 3 day interactive institute is designed for teachers, reading specialists, coaches, librarians, and supervisors. This workshop is not to be missed!
Today’s teachers are pressured by high stakes testing and the Common Core Standards and often feel that there is no room in the curriculum for reading fiction…not true! Quality fiction offers a world of teaching and learning opportunities for students and teachers.
This year’s institute will focus on methods and strategies to incorporate fiction while addressing the standards and scaffolding learning.
Going Beyond Common Core Exemplars: Diverse Fiction --
Ellen Pozzi & Yvonne Roux
Long Live Fiction, but Why is Fiction so Long?--
Judging a Book by its Cover: Using Visual Literacy and Choice to Engage Students--
Ladders and Scaffolds: Looking for that "Just Right" Book --
Chrystena Hahn will suggest how to match texts to students.
Reading like Writers, Writing like Readers: Exploring the ways Reading can Enhance Student Writing --
Noreen Moore will explore how reading can enhance students writing.
The Institute includes a presentation by Jack Gantos - Multiple Award winning author of YA literature. His works have received a Newbery Award, Scott O’Dell Award, and Newbery, Printz and Sibert Honors, just to name a few! He has written books for readers of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults.
His website address is: http://www.jackgantos.com/