Monday, December 15, 2014

Jan. 10 Free Literacy Workshop at RU

The next free balanced literacy workshop will be on Saturday, January 10th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Wabash Building, Room 1111 of Roosevelt University. The topic for the workshop will be: What does formative self-monitoring look like in a balanced literacy classroom? 

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.

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