Using Informational Text: Cross-Disciplinary Literacy to Movtivate Secondary Learners


Presenter:     Audrey Fisch & Susan Chenelle
Topic:            Using Informational Text to increase student motivation, engagement, and cross-disciplinary literacy
Date:              Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time:             9:00 AM - Noon (Registration from 8:30 AM)
Location:      FEA Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Cost:              Varies; Please see flier for details

This is a hands-on workshop! 
                  Please bring a WI-FI device with you!

The informational text mandate has been one of the most contentious elements of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but it is also one of its greatest opportunities. Seizing that opportunity means using informational texts to increase student motivation, engagement, and cross-disciplinary literacy. To support our students on the PARCC and to prepare them for college and careers, we must collaborate to harness the power of informational texts in ways that enrich,not take away from, the important work that we already do.

Participants will learn how to:

--Find high-quality, engaging informational texts that are deeply and meaningfully connected to your existing curriculum.

--Create vocabulary activities that support student success with informational texts.
--Collaborate with cross-content colleagues to establish ways to support each other in this work on an ongoing basis.
--Create reading activities that build student confidence when tackling challenging informational texts. 
--Create writing and discussion activities that make meaningful connections between informational texts and existing instructional units and enhance student subject-area knowledge and critical thinking skills
Please download the flyer, below, for registration forms and information.


Donna Jensen
Phone: Fax: 609-409-0946
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FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.