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Making Sense of Informational Texts


Developed by Linda Hoyt
Based on the PD resource, Make It Real: Strategies for Success with Informational Texts
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K-6

Unlock the treasures of informational texts.

Working through ideas and practices described in Linda Hoyt's popular Make It Real, teachers learn how to use a range of reading experiences to equip students with a tool belt of content-area reading strategies designed to help them work through virtually any nonfiction text.

The Making Sense of Informational Texts School-Based Seminar provides teachers with practical, classroom-friendly tools to make informational texts more attainable, scaffold vocabulary, and deal with content-specific challenges. Extending these techniques, teachers will gather into groups and uncover the power of "investigations", Hoyt's compelling method for students to approach research projects.

Course Goals:

  • Investigate the most effective techniques for introducing informational texts to students
  • Explore "frontloading" - what it is and how you incorporate it into your lessons
  • Share activities that enable students to develop a tool belt of reading strategies
  • Discuss the importance of meaningful research and enticing ways to represent it.

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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