2019 Summer Institute
How can teacher-created tools help improve student recall of taught skills, increase the rigor of classwork, and differentiate instruction? How can teachers reap the benefits of teaching reading with whole-class novels while still meeting individual needs and sustaining students’ interest?
Kate Roberts, co-author of DIY Literacy and author of A Novel Approach, will devote half a day to the concepts in each of her books—helping teachers develop their own charts, notebooks, bookmarks and a new version of rubrics to address the three main reasons students struggle with reading, as well as balancing whole-class novels and independent reading.
Kate’s workshop will be full of practical and ready-to-implement ideas for grades 3-8 that complement a variety of literacy instruction approaches, including reading and writing workshop. Sample tools and videos from real classrooms will help us envision the kind of assessment, conferring, small group instruction, and goal setting that will foster more self-directed learning inside deliberately planned units of study using whole-class novels, book clubs, and choice books.
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