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ELA PD Opportunities


Putting It All Together: ELA (Grades 6-8) - Session 3

  • Dates: 22 – 22 Jan, 2020
  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 7000 W Doe Avenue, Suite A


Critical thinking, assessments, text selection, conferring, reading strategies: How do we put it all together in a way to increase students’ capacities as literate individuals?

These sessions are structured to build pedagogy with the most current literacy research so you leave knowing:

  • How to use instructional materials (district adopted or created) to implement the components of comprehensive literacy based on the ELA/ELD Standards. 
  • How to develop foundational literacy practices that build proficiency in reading. 
  • How to be intentional and responsive to readers, both individually and within small groups. 
  • How to build students’ deep understanding of reading through conferring, strategy groups, thinking, and effective expression. 
  • How to navigate the complexity of informational literacy in a digital world. 

This four-day series is designed to provide year-long support and opportunities to collaborate with other teachers to empower student reading. Join us for the year-long series or register for the session of your choosing.

August 28, 2019 - Session 1: Building Interest and Agency in Reading Through the Lens of Character and Theme
October 2, 2019 - Session 2: Constructing Knowledge Through the Power of Non-fiction
January 22, 2020 - Session 3: Interacting with Texts and Others Through Book clubs, Companion Texts, and Book Talks
March 18, 2020 - Session 4: Developing Critical Thinking Through Digital Literacy

Informational flyer for all sessions
Registration link