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Sunday, October 20, 2013

News ELA

My NCTE-presenting buddy just reminded me of this cool web site:

http://newsela.com/

It's current events for kids, and you can change each article to reflect multiple Lexile levels.  Amazing!  I just registered and haven't used it with my students yet, but I plan to.

I'm continuing to plan for NCTE, but it's getting harder with report cards looming.  Hoping to see many of you there!

Session Code: D.20
Title: (Re)Inventing Non-Fiction in the Secondary ELA Classroom
Sponsored By: New England Association of Teachers of English
Level: Secondary, College
Topic of Interest: 21st-Century Literacy
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Description: Teachers need to use more non-fiction to meet the Common Core and PARCC, but many are not sure how to use informational text to promote critical thinking. This session will discuss finding more informational texts; teaching rhetorical analysis; writing with non-fiction; and using blogs, Twitter, and infographics to engage students.
Participant(s): 
  • Speaker: Abbey Dick Massachusetts Dept. of Elem. and Sec. Education - (Re)Inventing Non-Fiction in the Secondary ELA Classroom
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Gonsalves Abington High School / NEATE - (Re)Inventing Non-Fiction in the Secondary ELA Classroom
Location: Sheraton, Sheraton/Beacon E Room, Third Floor
Time: Friday 11/22 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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