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Literacy Conference 2020 - CANCELED

  • Dates: 23 – 23 Apr, 2020
  • Location: Fresno
  • Address: Fresno Convention Center, 848 M Street


How do we motivate readers and writers to clearly see complex literacy connections in 20/20? This year's conference will feature Jeff Anderson, author and educator, who has inspired teachers with the power and joy of the writing process. Learn the connections between reading and writing with Jeff's Patterns of Power process. A variety of breakout sessions will also be offered to help readers and writers engage in literacy across all disciplines.

Morning Keynote: Seeing the Connection Between Reading and Writing: The Patterns of Power Process

Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Where do concept formation and mentor texts fit in? Come discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading and writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that enhances composition and comprehension.

Afternoon Keynote: Seeing Yourself as a Writer

Children's author and professional book writer Jeff Anderson shares how to make writing happen in your classroom. You can't make students write, but you can inspire them to do so. Discover and explore a few sure-fire mentor texts to get students writing as well as a few strategies from his book 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know along the way.

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