Working and Writing Across Informational Texts
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- What are the demands for writing across multiple texts?
- Are your students shutting down when encountering complex informational texts?
- How do we craft inquiry-based experiences with informational texts that are supportive and engaging for students of different reading levels?
When students explore content-specific topics in literature, science, or social studies, they need to be reading complex, content-specific texts. Subsequently, students are expected to pull textual evidence from multiple sources and use and integrate that evidence when writing about the topic.
This workshop helps participants to see the importance of “productive struggle” when working with and writing about complex informational texts.
Participants will experience lessons as learners while facilitators model a supportive and collaborative learning environment that emphasizes the importance of revisiting texts, the role of collaboration and conversation when working with and across texts, and the appropriate use of scaffolding.
Who should attend?
This institute is appropriate for teachers, literacy coaches, and district- or school-based administrators. Teachers from text-heavy content areas (English, social studies, and science) will leave with instructional techniques that can be immediately applied in the classroom. Coaches and administrators will find practical solutions to support teachers across disciplines to strengthen instruction around informational texts.
Registration is $229 per person. When registering two or more people, each additional registrant is $199. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve a seat!
Workshop hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Registration, coffee, and light breakfast from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)
Each participant will receive workshop handouts, morning refreshments, a light lunch, and beverages.