C.18 Title: WRITING THE IMAGINATION: TEACHING K-3 STUDENTS TO CRAFT MEANINGFUL REALISTIC FICTION
Description: The panel will show participants how to teach K-3 students to write focused, meaningful, realistic fiction. Participants will leave with a comprehensive overview of the unit, including: a sequence of whole class mini-lessons, tools for assessment, predictable teaching for differentiated instruction, and ways to use suggested mentor texts.
Jenny Bender, Northampton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Mary Bates, Jackson Street Public School, Northampton, Massachusetts
Nancy Harlow, Leeds Public Schools, Massachusetts
Mary Ellen Reed, Jackson Street Public School, Northampton, Massachusetts
Location: Room 304, Level Three, MGM Grand Time: Friday 11/16 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
D.18 Title: DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE READ ALOUD ACROSS THE DAY
Description: Read Alouds are not just for reading aloud. They are an opportunity for learners to experience the power and uses of text. In this workshop, participants will explore the educational uses of fiction and informational texts, including: comprehension skills, author’s craft, and content area knowledge.
Alexis Czeterko, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Sadia Halim, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Brianna Parlistis, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Katie Wears, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project