Strategies that Improve Comprehension and Close Reading
Join Kylene Beers and Bob Probst in Elyria at this one-day workshop which offers you the perfect opportunity to work with colleagues to learn strategies that will help all readers, but especially struggling readers, develop the skills they need for attentive, engaged reading. Built upon their books Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies, this workshop provides hands-on work with practices that change the way students read.
In this workshop, you will learn methods to help you give your students the tools they need to become independent learners, and responsible readers. You can help them develop into students who engage in conversations and collaborations to strengthen ideas they find in the texts they read and write.
Specifically, we’ll look at strategies that help all by sharing
· Methods for encouraging engagement, building relevance, and promoting rigor
· Strategies for close reading of fiction and non-fiction texts
· New ways of teaching vocabulary
This institute is appropriate for all teachers, especially grades 4-10. All content area teachers are invited, though we focus mostly on language arts, social studies, and science. ESL teachers as well as special education teachers will find strategies that are appropriate for their populations.
It’s a hands-on workshop, so come prepared to laugh and to learn, to try and to do.
Presenters: Kyleen Beers and Robert Probst
Registration Fee: $185 (includes lunch)
Registration Deadline: Sept. 19
Sign in begins at 8:00
Registration Assistance: Debbie Shannon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.324.5777 x1112