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Literacy in the Secondary ELA Classroom Institute: A Focus on Close Reading of Fiction and on Writing about Fiction

Jul 22 - Jul 25
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dates: Monday, July 22, 2024 - Thursday, July 25, 2024 

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Grades: 6-12 teachers, coaches, and administrators

Cost: $850

Authors and scholars all rhapsodize about the role that wide and deep reading has played in their writing. This institute will help you bring reading and writing together in your secondary school classrooms so that your students, too, can tap into the power of reading-writing connections. 

In this institute, you will learn to:

  • Help your students to mine powerful mentor texts to lift the level of their writing, teaching them to analyze author’s craft and structure using book clubs, author studies, and cycles of writing informed by reading.

  • Explore irresistible new books and short texts that will appeal to teen readers, and develop strategies for building a robust culture of reading .

  • Study selected texts deeply, thinking about literary craft and narrative structures, about perspectives and themes.

  • Explore ways that writing, talking, and thinking become vehicles to deepen comprehension and consider how literary essays can be a modality for sharing thinking about texts with others.

  • Tackle the literary essay, thinking about how to make this genre of writing less formulaic and more meaningful.

  • Investigate the power of AI as a source for engagement and instruction.

  • Integrate grammar instruction into your writing workshop.