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Supporting Adolescent Readers for Grades 7-9, 3-day Series

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Facilitator(s): Noreen Holt
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 01, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Jan 31, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Mar 14, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-LI-073

Target Audience

Grades 7-9 Literacy/English Language Arts Teachers

Also Recommended For

Literacy Coaches, Administrators

About this learning opportunity

Come join a collaborative community of teachers as we delve into ways to best support adolescent readers. We will start with a review of foundational literacy principles and then explore methods that help teenage readers engage with diverse texts, become more self-aware of how they approach reading and expand their toolbox of reading strategies.

We will touch on diagnostic reading assessments, as well as discussing grammar, vocabulary development, book clubs and wisdom from adolescent literacy experts such as Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher, Douglas Fisher and Harvey Daniels. We will also examine how to apply the new Alberta Education streamlined competencies in the English Language Arts classroom.

This three day session will feature an engaging mix of learning, professional articles, discussion and sharing. You will leave with an enriched understanding of adolescent literacy and practical tools to support diverse readers in your classroom.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

A lifelong learner, Noreen Holt, holds a Masters of Educational Studies from the University of Alberta, in addition to completing doctoral coursework.  She has taught grade 7-12 students in a variety of subject areas, has worked as an instructional coach, and has facilitated professional development around the province.  Recently, Noreen retired from teaching at RF Staples Secondary School in Westlock.  Over her 33 years as a classroom teacher, she made a special effort to infuse elements of literacy and assessment into her instructional practice, particularly in her ELA 7 and 9 classes.  Noreen believes teacher collaboration is a powerful way to improve student learning, and she continues to enjoy active participation in projects with former colleagues.

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