There has been much talk about raising the complexity of the texts students are reading. However, rigorous reading isn’t just about the text selection. It’s also about targeting multi-faceted, deep thinking during reading. This session will help teachers plan and facilitate a meaningful close reading in five steps. After reading a complex text, students need to do something with what they learned. More than simply summarizing the text, students need to analyze and even argue the author’s ideas in writing.
Courtney Gordon taps into her own classroom experience as a middle school language arts teacher as she guides K-12 teachers toward effective instruction in reading and writing. She has presented to schools and districts throughout the Midwest and Canada where she has helped teachers apply research-based strategies in the classroom. Courtney is a dynamic presenter whose practical strategies resonate with teachers across the K-12 spectrum.
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch on your own)
Location: Wabash Valley Education Center
Cost: $125.00/member or $250/non-member*
*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.
**See cancellation policy below
WVEC CANCELLATION POLICY:
* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.
Registration open through 3/4/2019 11:45 PM EST