Literacy for All Conference Times

Monday, November 16, 2015

10:30 am–12:00 pm

LCB-2 — Featured
Unpacking (and Enacting!) Elements of Literature to Deepen Interpretation (Grades 5–8)
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Middle School English Teacher, Hastings-on-Hudson School District
This session will examine ways to teach literary elements such as: setting, symbolism, syntax, and theme. We will explore techniques that guide students to construct strong literary analyses using the strongest text evidence to support their interpretations. Also, through the process of enacting key scenes from texts, we’ll discover how students can develop deepened interpretations of reading that strengthen their analysis.

LCB-7 — Featured
Digital Bins: Creating Digital Text Sets (Grades 3–8)
Dana Johansen, 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Greenwich Academy
Engagement, Tech, and Interpretation! Using Digital Bins can help students learn, practice, and hone their understanding of literary devices such as mood, symbolism, and theme. These digital texts sets provide ways for you to support all learners and differentiate your teaching for advanced and novice readers. This session provides the tools you need to use digital bins in your classroom. Participants will leave with ready-to-use digital bins, graphic organizers, and teaching strategies for immediate use in the classroom.

3:30 pm–5:00 pm

LCD-1 — Featured
Reading Across Texts to Identify and Interpret Themes (Grades 5–8)
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Middle School English Teacher, Hastings-on-Hudson School District
This session will identify and interpret themes within a text. It will require students to draw upon multiple skills and to utilize several literary elements. Additionally, students will need strategies for identifying key text evidence throughout an entire text that supports their claims. A further challenge for students can surface when asked to read across texts to identify and interpret a theme. This workshop focuses on strategies that help students read text sets and make thesis statements that hold up across texts.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10:15 am–11:45 am

LCF-1 — Featured

Unpacking (and Enacting!) Elements of Literature to Deepen Interpretation (Grades 5–8) (REPEAT)
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Middle School English Teacher, Hastings-on-Hudson School District
This session will examine ways to teach literary elements such as: setting, symbolism, syntax, and theme. We will explore techniques that guide students to construct strong literary analyses using the strongest text evidence to support their interpretations. Also, through the process of enacting key scenes from texts, we’ll discover how students can develop deepened interpretations of reading that strengthen their analysis.

LCB-7 — Featured
Digital Bins: Creating Digital Text Sets (Grades 3–8)
Dana Johansen, 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Greenwich Academy
Engagement, Tech, and Interpretation! Using Digital Bins can help students learn, practice, and hone their understanding of literary devices such as mood, symbolism, and theme. These digital texts sets provide ways for you to support all learners and differentiate your teaching for advanced and novice readers. This session provides the tools you need to use digital bins in your classroom. Participants will leave with ready-to-use digital bins, graphic organizers, and teaching strategies for immediate use in the classroom.

1:00 pm–2:30 pm

LCG-2 — Featured
Power Blogging: Strengthening Students’ Reading Responses, Independent Writing, Book Clubs (Grades 3–8)
Dana Johansen, 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Greenwich Academy
Teachers everywhere share a common goal for their students—increased comprehension. One way to facilitate this deepening understanding is through writing about reading in authentic, meaningful ways. In this session, we will consider options that will encourage our students to think about their reading on many different levels. We will also explore ways to assess their written responses and analyze student thinking.

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