Speaking Topics

  • Content-area reading and writing
  • Teaching with inquiry: Structures and strategies for a curiosity-driven curriculum
  • Best Practice and the Common Core: Bringing standards to life in the classroom
  • Literature circles 2.0: New structures for student-led reading discussions
  • Teaching the social skills of classroom collaboration: Practical steps to friendliness, support, and responsibility
  • Texts and lessons for fiction and nonfiction
  • Teaching with images

Speaker Profile

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are Upstanders; Subjects Matter, Second Edition; Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing; Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature; Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading; Comprehension & Collaboration; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward.

Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers.

Connect with Smokey @smokeylit.

Comprehension Going Forward
Mini-lessons for Literature Circles
Subjects Matter, Second Edition
Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading
Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature

Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing
Community of Writers
Content-Area Writing

Comprehension & Collaboration
Inquiry Circles for Elementary Classrooms
Inquiry Circles for Secondary Classrooms

Best Practice, Fourth Edition
Best Practice Video Companion
Rethinking High School
Rethinking High School Video

Grades: K–12

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