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Raising Student Achievement by ! Deepening Literacy Knowledge for A" Students!

Building Deeper Readers and Writers in the Age of the CCSS!

To better prepare our students for the CCSS, Kelly will discuss techniques proven to deepen our students' reading and writing abilities.! The morning focus will be on writing: If students are to grow as writers, they need to read good writing, they need to study good writing, and most important, they need to emulate good writers. In this session, Kelly will share how he uses models to elevate student writing.! The afternoon focus will be on reading: Strategies that enable students to move beyond surface-level comprehension and into deeper reading of difcult text will be examined. The session will also address the following:! - Why teachers in all content areas should address reading motivation and recreational reading! - Understanding reading as a process, and how that process helps improve student comprehension! -Understanding the importance of 2nd draft reading! -What good readers do to make sense of complex text. !

Date June 17, 2013 June 18, 2013

Host ROE Boone/Winnebago #4 Macon/Piatt #39

Venue Giovannis Maroa-Forsyth High School Lewis and Clark CampusCommons

City Rockford, IL Maroa, IL Godfrey, IL

June 19, 2013 Calhoun/Greene/Jersey/Macoupin #40

For more information or questions please email: or call 618-939-5650

A Stenhouse author and national speaker:!

For the past 22 years, Kelly Gallagher has been dedicated to building and sharing his knowledge about literacy. In addition to teaching English full-time at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, Kelly has an extensive background in literacy education. ! Kelly is the author of Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School (Stenhouse 2003), Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 (Stenhouse 2004), Teaching Adolescent Writers (Stenhouse 2006), and most recently, Write Like This:Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts (Stenhouse 2011). His most notable bookReadicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It (Stenhouse 2009)has served to change the way reading is being taught in schools around the world. !

Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, aides, special education and gifted teachers, curriculum coordinators!

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