Developed by Anthony Stead and Linda Hoyt
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K - 5
Invite a Linda Hoyt-trained consultant to come to your school for an Explorations in Nonfiction Writing professional development day. Learn how to expertly use the Explorations series' components to help students access, interpret, and publish informational texts. Participants will be shown how to use the series' monitoring tools and self-assessment sheets to craft instruction and document students' growth as writers.
Genre Connections: Lessons to Launch Literary & Nonfiction Texts
5:30-6:45 pm EST (Starts Jan. 16, 2014)
A jar. A clothespin. A mirror. How can these everyday objects provide a concrete introduction to the abstract genres our students must read? Song lyrics. Works of art. How can we use these to uncover the unique personalities of literary and nonfiction text?
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Be sure to read our latest issue of Heinemann's Professional Development Catalog-Journal, guest edited by Penny Kittle. This special issue is a tribute to the contribution Don Graves made to literacy teachers and learners. Don's research and vision is a core of Heinemann's philosophy. He had an abiding faith in teachers' ability to make sound instructional decisions and raised our beliefs about what children are capable of when engaged and allowed to tell their story. Through all channels of Heinemann PD Services, our authors today continue to empower teachers with the latest research and proven methods.
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