A Day at Judson - Master of Education in Literacy | Judson University Christian College

"Creating Critical Readers: Strategies for Reading Fiction & Nonfiction with Attention and Engagement"

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Seminar Schedule

Mon., October 17, 2016

Lindner Campus Commons

8:00am Coffee and tea with pastries
8:30am Seminar Begins
10:15am - 10:30am Break
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch Provided
2:15pm - 2:30pm Dessert Break
3:30pm Seminar Ends

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8 a.m.
Lindner Campus Commons - Judson University

Kylene and Bob on the Day:

"If you want your students to become engaged, attentive, close readers of both fiction and nonfiction texts, then join us for this fast-paced, information-filled day. We'll discuss the signposts students should learn to help them read texts with more attention, and we'll share strategies that encourage conversation and build relevance. This workshop is most appropriate for ELA, ELL, social studies, and science teachers as well as resource teachers and administrators. We'll be looking directly at texts, and you'll learn strategies to begin using immediately!"

Attend this event and earn 6 PD Hours!

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Notice and Note

Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading

"In Notice and Note Kylene Beers and Bob Probst introduce 6 “signposts” that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourage students to read closely. Learning first to spot these signposts and then to question them, enables readers to explore the text, any text, finding evidence to support their interpretations. In short, these close reading strategies will help your students to notice and note. Notice and Note will help create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly, and reflect on what it means in their lives. It should help them become the responsive, rigorous, independent readers we not only want students to be but know our democracy demands."

Reading Nonfiction

Reading Nonfiction: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies

"Picking up where their smash hit Notice & Note left off, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst write: 'Fiction invites us into the writer’s imagined world; nonfiction intrudes into ours and purports to tell us something about it.' This crucial difference increases the responsibility of the nonfiction reader, so Kylene and Bob have developed interlocking scaffolds that every student can use to go beyond a superficial reading. We all know the value of helping students define nonfiction and understand its text structures. Reading Nonfiction goes the next crucial step—helping kids challenge the claims of nonfiction authors, be challenged by them, and skillfully and rigorously make up their mind about purported truths."



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