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

"Portable Magic: Using Mentor Texts to Deepen Connections between Reading and Writing K-12"

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Seminar Schedule

Mon., October 16, 2017

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 16, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Lindner Campus Commons - Judson University

Penny Kittle on the Day:

"As Stephen King said, 'Books are uniquely portable magic.' The magic deepens when my students learn to study the writing in exceptional texts. Join me as we study modern literature, argument, and research to plan engaging practice that helps young readers in
grades K-12 craft their writing with intention, voice, and increasing skill. We will study and write together on this day. Come to read, write, think, and share"

Attend this event and earn 6 PD Hours!

About Penny Kittle

As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire, School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author and coauthor of numerous books and delivers workshops, webinars, and on-site seminars and consulting services nationwide.

Learn more about Penny.


Author of...
Write Beside Them

Write Beside Them

"What makes the single biggest difference to student writers? When the invisible machinery of your writing processes is made visible to them. Write Beside Them shows you how to do it. It’s the comprehensive book and companion video that English/language arts teachers need to ensure that teens improve their writing. Across genres, Penny Kittle presents a flexible framework for instruction, the theory and experience to back it up, and detailed teaching information to help you implement it right away. All along the way, Penny demonstrates mini lessons that respond to students' immediate needs, and her Student Focus sections profile and spotlight how individual writers grew and changed over the course of her workshop."

Book Love

Book Love

"Penny Kittle wants us to face the hard truths every English teacher fears: too many kids don’t read the assigned texts, and some even manage to slip by without having ever read a single book by the time they graduate. In Book Love Penny takes student apathy head on, first by recognizing why students don’t read and then showing us that when we give kids books that are right for them, along with time to read and regular response to their thinking, we can create a pathway to satisfying reading that leads to more challenging literature and ultimately, a love of reading."



Penny Kittle Handout for October 16, 2017

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