Elementary Teacher Workshop

Teaching Reading-Thinking Strategies Through Literature Study in Grades 1-5

A workshop focused on the methods used to teach reading strategies will be offered by the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform of the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. The workshop, designed for grade 1-5 teachers, will be held Thursdays, March 4, 11, and 18, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton.

Joy Moss, literature specialist at the Harley Lower School and adjunct associate professor at Warner, will lead the sessions. Participants will be invited to explore ways to teach the reading-thinking strategies used by all skilled readers to generate meaning and to interpret increasingly complex and challenging texts.

Throughout the workshop, special emphasis will be placed on the selection of literature that invites reader engagement and fosters lively discussion. Examples of literary experiences will be used to promote reading and expand personal reading interests.

The fee for the workshop is $60 and continuing education credits (CEUs) are available to all participants. The registration deadline is deadline is February 27. For more information, call (585) 275-8270 or PDFDownload Registration Form.

Tags: Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, literacy, literacy education, literacy instruction