Teri Lesesne, Author of Reading Ladders, Naked Reading, & Making the Match Blog: http://professornana.livejournal.com/
Kindling a love of reading using reading ladders
Reading ladders help take our students from where they are (always begin with where they are) closer to where we would like them to be. In short, it helps guide them to more and more complex (not just longer or more difficult) texts. Reading ladders can be designed to explore a theme or an author or a genre, form, or format. They can provide much needed support as students grow into lifelong readers and learners.
Breakout: Using apps to kindle enthusiasm in readers
How can we combine the new technologies with our goals for literacy? This session will examine some simple apps that will allow readers to go beyond the pages of a book. Bring your iPad along and explore some applications.
Penny Kittle, Author of Write Beside Them & Book Love
Book Love: Building Reading Lives that Last
We must put engagement at the heart of our teaching. We must know our students as readers and as people. We will explore ways to connect adolescent readers to books that will name their hearts and help all students develop a reading habit to increase stamina, joy, and independence.
Breakout Session: How Writing Notebooks Anchor Workshop Teaching
A notebook filled with quick writing and collecting can drive thinking in a writing workshop. We will quick write together and practice rereading techniques that help students find the heart of their work. We'll practice small steps in revision and how to use our raw thinking as a model for writers. Come to study, write, and share together.
Other Special Activities
Thursday Night: Writing Session with Penny Kittle
Friday: Bookclub Breakout Session with Molly Backes, Author of The Princesses of Iowa. Blog: http://mollybackes.blogspot.com/
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