Posted on November 22, 2009 by thereadingzone
Today was uplifting, inspiring, and outstanding. I regret that I did not go to all four days of NCTE and I definitely plan to go back the next time the convention is in the area. If you have not gone to NCTE you need to get there- it is unreal! (I do, however, regret having to get up at 4:30am to get into Philly by 7:45am)
My panel presented at 8:30am and I figured we would have no more than ten people, due to the early hour and the fact that it was the last day of the conference. Needless to say, I was shocked because we had close to 50 people attend! I had so much fun preaching about the merits of read alouds in the upper grades and I think I convinced a few audience members to give it a try.
For those of you who could not attend, I have attached my handouts below.
Please feel free to email me or comment if you have any questions!
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Posted on November 14, 2009 by thereadingzone
On Sunday, November 22nd I will be presenting at NCTE in Philadelphia. I will be at the convention all day Sunday and I would love to meet up with any readers/blogging friends! Leave a comment if you are around on Sunday. :)
Also, be sure to stop by my session if you will be around.
Engaging Middle School Students through Read Alouds and a Focus on Process, Craft, and Genre
My Speech title:
‘Read to Me, Please! Why We Must Share Read-Alouds in the Middle School Classroom’
Location: Marriott/Grand Ballroom Salon K, 5th Floor
Session time: Sunday, November 22, 2009 8:30:00 AM to 9:45:00 AM
Other presenters: Laurie Stowell and Erika Daniels- Reading and Writing: Process, Genre, and Craft
Suzanne Porath- Beyond the Role Sheets: New Structures for Literature Discussion Groups
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Posted on November 1, 2009 by thereadingzone
I am looking for a few “words of wisdom” for a presentation I am doing this week. If you are a middle school teacher who uses read alouds in their classroom, I’d love to hear your thoughts/comments.
1. Why do you read to your middle schoolers?
2. How do you choose your read aloud material?
Thanks so much!
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