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Sunday, January 25 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Workshop: Dead Presidents and Whales: Engaging Students with Nonfiction Texts

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With renewed emphasis on reading nonfiction texts, teachers face a challenge. While many students enjoy (or prefer) nonfiction texts, some express disinterest or avoidance. How can we engage students with nonfiction when students’ past reading experiences may be limited to dry textbook reading and research report assignments? In this session, Donalyn Miller shares instructional moves and conferring tips for engaging students with nonfiction (or any genre they avoid). Session includes a look at newer nonfiction titles, authors, and formats, as well as online resources. Next, Gretchen Bernabei will share some activities and resources for drawing writer’s craft from nonfiction texts.


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Donalyn Miller

Northwest ISD
  Donalyn Miller has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts and social studies. In her popular book The Book Whisperer, she reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more... Read More →



Sunday January 25, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm CST
Imperial East - 3rd Floor Hyatt Regency, Houston

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