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Essential Literacy Instruction for
Middle School Teachers

November 6, 2015 and December 4, 2015
Wyndham Boston Andover, Andover, MA

Registration: 8:00 am
Program Hours: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

A small investment in your time can result in developing student literacy skills that will last a lifetime.

Join us on November 6 and December 4, 2015 for our workshop series – Essential Literacy Instruction for Middle School Teachers and learn how to immediately apply instructional strategies needed to develop effective student thinking, reading, and writing skills. These strategies are based on the most current research and give educators the tools they need to implement the Common Core.

The workshop series consists of four instructional routines – Content Writing, Comprehension, Argument Writing and Close Reading. Discounts are available for attending multiple sessions or having multiple teachers attend from the same district.

Sessions will be held at the Wyndham Boston Andover in Andover, MA. Each day consists of two day-long instructional workshop options. Attend one or both days.

November 6, 2015 (select one session)

Argument Writing – Topics include components of argument writing, argument text structure, using text evidence, model of argument writing, planning an argument writing assignment. (Track A)

Keys to Close Reading – Topics include close reading lesson characteristics, planning a close reading text, generating text dependent questions, stages of a close reading lesson, supports and scaffolds for struggling readers. (Track B)

December 4, 2015 (select one session)

Keys to Content Writing Overview – This workshop provide an overview of best practices to address the writing requirements of the Common Core Standards. Topics include; process writing, quick writes, text structures and writing from sources. (Track C)

The Key Comprehension Routine Overview – This workshop provides an overview of how to teach main idea and text structure skills, graphic organizers, note taking, summarizing and question generation at all levels using Bloom's Taxonomy. (Track D)

All Middle School teachers play a critical role to build lifelong literacy skills for Middle School students...and that is why there is no better reason to come to our Essential Literacy Instruction for Middle School Teachers


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