World Languages Update
May 13, 2016
CALL FOR PRESENTERS: Literacy Institute
A huge THANK YOU to those who have already submitted a proposal to present at this August's Literacy Institute!! Please consider either co-presenting or presenting solo. The Call for Presenters link is below.
If you are still looking for some ideas, below is a list of potential topics, and I underlined a few that I have observed in practice in your rooms:
Reading with a question in mind; setting a purpose for reading
Writing like a historian
Reading like a historian (bias, main idea, fact vs opinion, context, etc.)
Designing lessons with WICOR in mind
Using poetry to teach close reading
Reading comprehension strategies and ACT skills
Text Sets: How to create a text set to support an essential question
Creating a unit of inquiry through essential questions
Literature Discussions - setting the stage for student-centered discussions
Using mentor texts to isolate and instruct on a skill
GrammarFlip, NoRedInk, or WREN to support grammar instruction
Building an environment conducive to collaboration
Complex Text: How to Instruct using Complex Text
Student Portfolios to support feedback/growth
Digging into the MAP test (accessing reports, learning continuums, etc.)
Newsela or Achieve 3000 as a support for informational text/reading comprehension
Text Structures and Reading Comprehension
Visual Literacy: Using art/pictures to foster questioning and comprehension
And the list goes on and on... :)
Round 2: Request for BOOKS
I may be able to purchase additional literary texts for the upcoming school year.
WAFLT Summer Learning Institute
Register now for this professional development opportunity in August
2016 WAFLT Summer Institute (2 or 3 day options)
This year’s Summer Institute focuses on thematic curriculum design that advances learners’ proficiency along with examples of instructional delivery through story and an effective learning framework for students.
Gain practical ways to enhance and measure student language proficiency and performance!
2 graduate credits available!
August 2-4, 2016
Red Gym, University of Wisconsin
For information and to register: http://www.waflt.org/conferences-events/summer-institute/