What researchers know about formative assessment and, more specifically, student self-monitoring is that it is the most effective strategy for improving student achievement. The Jan. 10th workshop will cover topics that include a (very) brief history and background of metacognition which will lead to a collaborative understanding and definition of self-monitoring in the formative assessment process.
Workshop presenters will have plenty of examples and student templates for teachers to use during read-alouds, guided reading, centers and independent reading and writing. They also will have plenty of teacher resources to hand out. Each workshop participant will receive a copy of the following books:
- Be Fabulous: The Reading Teachers Guide to Reclaiming Your Happiness in the Classroom by (2014) Jennifer Scoggin. This is a wonderful book for a school-wide professional book club. (all teachers)
- The Bobbin Girl (1996) by Emily Arnold Mc Cully. This is a story about the mistreatment of women in the early mill factories (1835). (all teachers)
- Lyddie (1996) Katherine Patterson. (5th-8th grade teachers)
This free workshop is another installment in a series of monthly workshops sponsored by Roosevelt University's Language and Literacy Program and its IBHE funded grant initiative on balanced literacy. Registration is not required; all RU students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend.