CCSS and Literacy: Implementing the English Language Arts Strands When You’re Not a Reading Teacher takes place March 26, 2013 at CSD. We’re standards based, and it’s hard to teach students all the same standards when you have kids reading on so many levels in the same classroom. While many teachers were not trained to teach reading in their content, they get students who are struggling readers or even non-readers in their classes. This session will provide specific and practical activities and strategies that can be used by teachers in all grades and subject areas to assist students with their comprehension and vocabulary skills as we meet the CCSS requirements. Presenter Dr. Sharon Faber has written extensively in the areas of literacy and leadership at the middle and high school levels including the best sellers, How to Teach Reading When You Are Not a Reading Teacher (2006) and How to Teach Academic Vocabulary (2010). She will also be at CSD March 27 for CCSS and Writing: How to Teach Writing in Any Content. This session will focus on the best ways to teach writing from 4th-12th grades without being a writing expert or having to spend hours grading papers. Come learn some practical writing strategies that can be used with students to help them cite evidence to justify statements rather than rely on opinions or personal feelings.
Visit csd.org/pd_programs for registration, fees, and times for these all day workshops.