Moving Students into Deeper Reading
|Date:||August 20, 2012|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
Who should attend
Grades 4-12 Teachers
About this learning opportunity
This workshop will focus on proven techniques that enable students to move beyond surface-level comprehension and into deeper reading of difficult text. Kelly will examine the following:
- Why teachers in all content areas should address reading motivation
- Understanding reading as a process, and how that helps improve student comprehension
- Understanding the importance of 2nd draft reading
- What good readers do to make sense of complex text
- The importance of the reading-writing connection
Alberta Education has identified six key literacy themes that require focused attention (Literacy First: A Plan for Action, 2010). This session will reinforce the importance of building literacy skills in curriculum for all subjects and grades and literacy as a factor in high school completion rates.
A special rate has been arranged with the Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre for our out of town attendees. Upon your registration, the booking information will be sent to you as part of your confirmation receipt.
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
Kelly Gallagher is a full-time English teacher at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, where he has taught twenty-five years. He is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and the author of Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for the Middle and High School, Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12, Teaching Adolescent Writers and Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. He is also a principal author of Writing Coach (Prentice Hall, 2010). Kelly is also featured in a number of video series, including Building Adolescent Readers, Twenty Questions Homework, Article-of-the-Week, and Improving Adolescent Writers. Follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyGToGo, and visit him at www.kellygallagher.org