Foxborough Summer Institute
June 28, 2018 8:00-9:00
It’s All About the Books: Organizing Texts to Support Student Choice and Development
Books are a teacher’s tools to instruct, engage, and help students develop a reading identity. The way we organize texts and teach students to choose books influences growth, dispositions and reading habits. Join us to discuss how to organize texts with both instructional needs and student identity in mind.
Nerd Camp Michigan Presentation on July 9
July 9, 2018 Session 2 2:20-3:10
Who’s in Your Library? Creating Classroom Libraries That Reflect the Passions, Interests, and Identities of Our Readers
A classroom library is the heart and soul of a classroom community. When we organize and reorganize our books into collections that reflect the students in front of us, we let them know that they are the centers of their reading lives. Better yet, when we involve them in the process of curating the book collection in our library we help them develop the habits and dispositions of a reader. Assessment, instruction, community, book love, and fun all rolled into a classroom library.
International Literacy Association Conference
July 22, 2018 Session #0425 9:00-10:00
Getting the Best Bang for Your Books – Organizing Texts to Support Student Voice, Choice, and Development
Books are a teacher’s tools to instruct, motivate, and help students develop a reading identity. How we organize texts and give students access to texts in our classroom libraries and school bookrooms influences student growth, dispositions and reading habits. What are some innovative ways can we organize texts to engage and scaffold every student in every classroom? Join us to explore some new ideas to organize texts with both instructional needs and student identity in mind.